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Ghada Y. Afifi, MD, FACS
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Our patients are the best!
Just a quick reminder. :)
#MotivationMonday
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After having kids, dads are opting for surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatments too. This has increased by over 325 percent since 1997!
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Before & After: Buttock Augmentation
Schedule your consultation: (949) 767-7444
#NewportBeach www.afifimd.com
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Happy Father's Day to all the Awesome Dads Out There!
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Look your best in the dress. #WeddingSeason
Schedule A Consultation Today!
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Maintaining results after a liposuction.
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#plasticsurgeon #cosmeticsurgery #reconstructivesurgery #laserhairremoval #aesthetics #medicalspa #breastaugmentation #breastreduction #breastlift #breastreconstruction #bodylift #labioplasty #cosmeticsurgeonnewportbeachca

STARTING NOW (2 weeks prior to surgery):

• STOP SMOKING: Smoking reduces circulation to the skin and impedes healing. Better to stop 1 month prior!

• DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN, IBUPROFEN CONTAINING PRODUCTS: Stop taking medications containing aspirin or ibuprofen. Carefully review the list of drugs to avoid before surgery. Such drugs can cause bleeding problems during and after surgery. Instead, use medications containing acetaminophen (such as Tylenol). Please let Dr. Afifi know ALL your medications before surgery including homeopathic or energy - drinks (some have blood thinning ingredients which would be harmful for surgery).

• FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS: You will be given prescriptions for medications. Please have them filled after your preoperative appointment, BEFORE the day of surgery and bring them with you.

OBTAIN APPROPRIATE GARMENTS BEFORE SURGERY AND REVIEW AT PREOP APPOINTMENT:

Breast surgery: front closure athletic bra (office supplies some - $25), or if directed underwire bra.

Liposuction: abdomen and flanks - binder (office has for $ 45) or buy garment

Liposuction thighs, knees - get garment from high waist to ankles

Liposuction upper arms - get garment for arms

GARMENT SOURCES: Sports Chalet, Target, Walmart, Nordstroms, Macy's, Burlington Factory, JC Penney, Athletica

GARMENT WEBSITES: slimme.com, allcompressiongarmets.com



• TRANSPORTATION: Arrange for transportation to and from the surgical facility. Arrange for transportation for your post-operative appointment also.The surgery center does charge extra if caregivers are late picking up patients (recovery time is for 2 hours).

• AFTERCARE: We require a caretaker to stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery. If you choose to go to an aftercare facility, they will provide transportation. Please do NOT drive more than 30 minutes to your recovery area / home. There are hotels we can recommend so that you can see Dr. Afifi the next day, allowing better and safer recovery.

• ILLNESS: If you develop any signs of a cold, cough, cold sores, or infection please notify the office immediately.

THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY

• CONFIRM SURGERY TIME:

Call the office (949-767-7444 for Newport Beach or 714-973-9197 for Santa Ana) to confirm your arrival time for surgery. Expect a call from the Surgery Center the day before surgery - if you do not receive a call by 3 pm or have any questions, please call our office the afternoon before surgery.

• CLEANSING:

Cleanse the surgical areas with Betadine (Povidine) or anti-bacterial soap or solution the night before surgery. Facial surgery patients should shampoo their hair with Betadine.

• EATING AND DRINKING:

Do not eat or drink (including water) anything after 12:00 midnight. This includes any medications you are currently taking unless instructed to do otherwise by the doctor or anesthetist.

THE MORNING OF SURGERY

• EATING AND DRINKING: Do not eat or drink anything (including water)!

• MEDICATIONS: Bring your medications for surgery with you. (Also any medications you take daily)

• EXERCISE: Do not exercise the morning of surgery.

• ORAL HYGIENE: You may brush your teeth but do not swallow any water. Do not chew gum.

• CLEANSING: Cleanse the surgical areas again with Betadine or antibacterial soap.

• MAKE-UP: Do not wear make-up, creams or lotions.

• CONTACT LENS: Do not wear contacts to the surgery facility.

• CLOTHING: Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that does not go over your head (ex. button down shirts). Wear flat heeled shoes. Bring a pair of socks to keep your feet warm. Facial patients bring a scarf or big hat for your privacy. Remove hairpins, wigs and hair-pieces.

• JEWELRY: Remove all jewelry (including earrings). Do not bring valuables or cash with you.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW OF ANY QUESTIONS AS WE ARE HERE TO HELP OUR PATIENTS RECOVER WONDERFULLY!!
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#plasticsurgeon #cosmeticsurgery #reconstructivesurgery #laserhairremoval #aesthetics #medicalspa #breastaugmentation #breastreduction #breastlift #breastreconstruction #bodylift #labioplasty #cosmeticsurgeonnewportbeachca

For patients that wish to have a fuller, rounder bottom, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) has been created. This procedure was named after Brazil due to their emphasis on a fuller bottom aesthetically. It involves specialized techniques in which fat is taken from areas where it is excessive (such as abdomen, love handles, thighs, arms, etc), then specially processed.

Thus, it also involves liposuction of different areas. The areas are chosen by the patient and surgeon, after which the processed fat is carefully concentrated and transferred into the bottom. The exact technique depends upon how the patient wishes the bottom to appear, for example in width and projection. There is a definite artistic eye to this procedure. The procedure has been significantly popularized by the public's positive perception of the figures of such celebrities as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.

Dr. Afifi has specialized in the Brazillian Butt Lift and has had patients specifically seeking her to perform this now popular technique. The combination of body sculpting and fat transfer has resulted in dramatic results, with beautiful curves resulting from this specific procedure.
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#plasticsurgeon #cosmeticsurgery #reconstructivesurgery #laserhairremoval #aesthetics #medicalspa #breastaugmentation #breastreduction #breastlift #breastreconstruction #bodylift #labioplasty #cosmeticsurgeonnewportbeachca

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Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman's breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again.

Reasons for Considering Breast Augmentation:

Enhance body shape if breasts are too small.
Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing.
Equalize a difference in breast size (cup size) to gain breast symmetry.
Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy or injury.
General Procedure

Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant into the breast area in order to enlarge the breast. The surgery is commonly performed on an outpatient basis at a hospital or state-of-the-art surgical unit while the patient is under a general anesthesia and asleep. There are several possible locations for the small incision that will be used for inserting the breast implant. The most frequent technique utilizes an incision made in the lower portion of the breast. Another technique, though less frequently used, involves making an incision in the armpit. A third technique makes an incision around the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). A newer technique uses an incision in the belly button, thus reducing the chance of scarring in the breast area. The best technique will be decided together between the patient and the surgeon during the consultation.

During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create an open pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Inserting an implant behind each breast can increase a woman's breast size by one or more bra cup sizes. Implants typically contain a saline solution (similar to saltwater) although in special cases the implants can contain a silicone gel. In some circumstances, particularly those in which there is breast asymmetry (uneven breast size), an inflatable implant may be used to allow the surgeon to adjust the level of inflation to attain breast symmetry and balance. Surgery typically lasts from 1 to 3 hours.

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, a specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the surgery. This pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given by the physician after surgery.
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