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Post-Pregnancy Plastic Surgery Options

Pregnancy is a beautiful and magical experience, but it can be tough on the mother’s body. Carrying, delivering and nursing a baby usually leaves some “battle scars” — whether in the form of excess fat, saggy breasts, stretch marks or all of the above.

Trusted Beverly Hills plastic surgeon A.J. Khalil has been helping mothers reclaim their body confidence for many years. Below, he describes some of the best post-pregnancy plastic surgery options.

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Choosing Your Breast Implant Size: Do’s and Don’ts

One of the most important parts of your breast augmentation experience is selecting your implant size. As an experienced Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. A.J. Khalil has helped many women successfully choose their implants. Below, he shares important do’s and don’ts.

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How to Talk to Your Children about Having Plastic Surgery

A plastic surgery patient faces many important conversations — like meeting a potential plastic surgeon and the pre-surgical consultation — and none more delicate than the one that involves telling their child about the planned operation. If you have decided to undergo plastic surgery, but you don’t know how to discuss it with your children, Dr. A.J. Khalil shares some helpful tips in this blog post.

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The Rise in Popularity of Buttock Augmentation

New data shows that more people than ever are pursuing buttock augmentation surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that a buttock procedure is performed every 30 minutes of every day. But why, exactly, is the buttocks receiving so much attention from prospective patients? Dr. A.J. Khalil, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, gets to the bottom of the matter.

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Can Gynecomastia Be Corrected with Exercise?

Dr. Khalil responds to a question from a potential patient.

Dear Dr. Khalil,

As a man, I feel embarrassed by my enlarged, woman-like breasts. I try to hide my chest under baggy clothing and I don’t like going to the pool or beach. Dating is completely out of the question. I am wondering if an exercise routine would help to improve my prominent breasts, or will I need surgical correction?

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The Most Common Reasons Why Women Pursue Breast Surgery

Breast surgery can be a life-changing experience, and the reasons for having it are as diverse as the women that choose to have the procedure. Some breast surgery candidates have noticed undesirable changes to their breasts from pregnancy, nursing, gravity or the effects of aging; others have disliked their breasts their entire life.

Whatever the reason, Dr. A.J. Khalil is the plastic surgeon Beverly Hills women trust for safe and effective breast surgery. Here, he discusses the most common reasons why women seek out his breast surgery expertise.

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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

If you are considering investing time and money into having breast augmentation surgery, it is normal to wonder how long implants typically last. You should have an idea of an implant’s typical lifespan before moving forward with surgery. In this blog post, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon A.J. Khalil explains how long breast implants usually last before being replaced (or removed altogether).

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Breastfeeding and Implants: What You Need to Know

Dr. A.J. Khalil sees a number of young women that wish to enhance naturally small breasts with saline or silicone implants. One concern that comes up frequently in breast augmentation consultations is that implants may interfere with future breastfeeding. In general, Dr. Khalil advises these women to proceed with confidence. While it is normal to wonder about this issue, implants categorically do not affect breastfeeding.

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Mommy Makeovers: Giving Mothers their Bodies Back

“Mommy Makers”is a surgical procedure that allows new mothers to achieve the body they once had before child birth. After carrying a child for nine months, the changes in women’s bodies aren’t able to recover naturally despite dedication to diet plans, gym memberships, trainers, and additional supplements.The procedure helps women reach the confidence and comfort level they desire when they hit a plateau and do not see any more results. The Mommy Makeovertargets the excess fat and the outstretched skin post birth.

The surgical procedure includes a combination of the following:

  • Liposuction
  • Breast lift (optional augmentation)
  • Breast reduction
  • Abdominoplasty or Mini-abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”)

Following childbirth, the breasts undergo sagging and deflation, and the abdomen is left with excess skin and stretch marks. The procedure revitalizes the breasts and abdomen while targeting other parts of the body with liposuction. The breasts are lifted and can receive implants if there is any loss in volume, or they can be reduced if their size cause any discomfort. The abdomen is tightened to strengthen and narrow the midsection and waist, and the excess skin with stretch marks is removed. Liposuction is an easy process that can smoothen out the body and get rid of the stubborn pockets of fat. All of these options are covered during preoperative consultations, so women have the choice with what they want their body to look like.

Merely thinking of the procedures can be discouraging.However, patients are able to go home the same day, and the time span for recovery is an average of one week to a month. If patients are worried about scaring, your surgeon will instruct you how you can minimize the scars and have them fade in time. Their goal is to make sure you have as little scarring as possible. Women also question whether they will be able to have more children without ruining their new body, and the answer is yes, but women are advised to wait before getting pregnant again. More procedures can be done after the next pregnancy, but they may not have the same results specifically in the abdomen due to additional stretching of the skin.

It’s great to keep exercising and maintain a healthy habit after giving birth to a child, but there may be no other way for a woman to completely go back to what she looked like. Many mothers feel an improvement in not just their looks but their attitude. The Mommy Makeover is a safe and efficient option for women who not only have a new child to love but a new body that give women a positive perception of themselves. Mothers should never have to worry about their bodies when they already are focusing on raising a child. It’s a reward to be as happy with yourself as your child makes you.

Study Assess Perceived Beauty After Facial Plastic Surgery

Blog-pic_03Many plastic surgeons have boasted the results of the benefits of facial plastic surgery. However, for a time it lacked the scientific backing from periodicals. This past April, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgerypublished a study which examined the perception of patients by their peers post-operation.

The study was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. The objective was to introduce the term of facial profiling to the surgical community while quantifying the changes in social perception. Previous studies had only looked at youthfulness.