The Hungry Heart aims to help clients lose weight and curb unhealthy eating habits with natural sessions spearheaded by certified clinical hypnotherapists and nutritional counselors. With the aid of one-on-one sessions held in person or over video chat as well as follow-up support programs, the experts arm clients with a healthier approach to food and the cerebral strength needed to mentally shrink their stomachs and reduce their appetites. The Hungry Heart recommends between 6 and 10 sessions for optimal results, which can include a reduction in emotional overeating, weight loss, and the resolve to look a hamburger in the eyes and walk away.
"The philosophy of this practice is to combine excellent patient care with evidence-based medicine," says board-certified plastic surgeon Hisham Seify, MD, FACS. Dr. Seify has conducted extensive clinical investigations in the field of endoscopic plastic surgery. He shares his evidence-based discoveries by contributing chapters to medical textbooks and instructing future generations of cyborg physicians at the UCLA School of Medicine. At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Seify takes the time to explain the pros and cons of procedures so that patients can make informed decisions concerning their bodies. His services range from face-lifts, tucks, and augmentations to less invasive chemical peels and body contouring.
While patients dream of refined physiques in the waiting room, sunlight pours between gilded curtains. On either side of the window, a flat-screen TV mirrors a painting of Parisian streets rendered in oils and vinegars.
At Naficy Medical Group, a highly trained team combats the signs of aging with custom facials and peels or injections of Botox and Juv?derm.
Patients can wait in the office's naturally lit interior amid artistic murals, or explore the playgrounds and tree-lined horse trails in the adjacent park. The receptionist will let you know when the doctor is ready to see you via an electronic paging system or a well-trained carrier squirrel.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify holds many titles throughout the medical world. He is a fellow to the American College of Surgeons, a diplomate to the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and an assistant clinical professor to the students at UCLA's School of Medicine and the University of California at Irvine's Medical Center. He also travels internationally to perform surgeries and lecture to fellow surgeons. But his primary role is medical director to the staff and patients at Newport Plastic.
There, his expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery extends to everything from breast augmentation to oculoplastic surgery. However, going under the knife is not the only option for patients. Dr. Seify and his team always explain all treatment options to their patients to ensure plastic surgery is right for them. The staff also performs noninvasive med-spa treatments such as microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, and ultherapy, a body-contouring technique that uses ultrasound, such as sound from an ultraloud stereo.
Though cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Jeffry B. Schafer has been performing surgical procedures since 1978, over the past 15 years his attention has turned to developing and performing the latest noninvasive and laser-based body-contouring techniques. His SomaSculpt office is a Center of Excellence for both Cynosure and Palomar laser systems, and the staff has mentored more than 100 physicians and 20 nurses in laser lipolysis.
Dr. Schafer also created a superficial skin-tightening method, and he was one of the earliest US physicians to use the Body-Jet liposuction system. He even appeared on an episode of The Doctors to demonstrate its transformative effects and see a real, live applause sign in person.
Not many plastic surgeons are also inventors. But Dr. Arian Mowlavi, founder of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, designed a contraption called the "Mowlavi Umbilicator," which makes the newly formed innie belly buttons resulting from his tummy tucks look completely natural in a bikini or stuffed with lint. In addition to lifting and tucking tummies, the board-certified plastic surgeon can surgically enhance nearly any area on the face or body that is causing its owner strife. He conducts many of these procedures in his Laguna Beach outpatient surgery center, which features an operating room and recovery suites, as well as discreet entrances and waiting areas to ensure patient privacy.