Body Contouring Procedures Available
For those patients who cannot seem to shake away lingering pockets of fat from their trouble areas, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. A.J. Khalil offers several body enhancement procedures, including:
This procedure can be used to treat fat on many areas of the body, such as the back, thighs, arms, abdomen and neck. The technology first breaks up the fat, then suctions it out permanently. Results can last forever if you do not put on more weight.
With tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty), Dr. Khalil removes excess skin and fat through an incision to create a flatter, more toned-looking midsection.
Though it is natural for women to watch their bodies change after pregnancy,many women want their pre-pregnancy bodies back. Mommy makeover is a combination of surgeries designed to recontour your body close to its former shape.
Typically, gynecomastia is the product of a hormone imbalance in men, which produces extra, unwanted glandular breast tissue, creating a feminized physique around the chest. It is very rare that exercise or diet can fix this issue, so Dr. Khalil does usually recommend surgery for patients who want a tighter, more masculine chest.
Candidates for Body Sculpting Surgeries
The ideal candidates for body contouring procedures are people who have put in the work when it comes to dieting and exercising yet still have not seen the full results they were hoping for. They should be non-smokers in good health overall in order to undergo elective surgeries, as well as be willing to set reasonable expectations about what these surgeries can accomplish.
Preparation for Body Enhancement Procedures
Patients should be close to their goal weight before their surgeries, particularly since body contouring procedures are not equivalent to weight loss surgeries. Rather, body enhancement helps to tone up the body and remove stubborn fat cells that prevent you from having the shape you have worked for.
Ahead of any such surgeries, you will meet with Dr. Khalil for a consultation to assess your suitability for the procedures, as well as to give you a thorough review of the procedures so that you may make a fully informed decision.
Cost of Body Contouring
Prices differ depending on the procedure, the number of procedures being performed and the areas being targeted by these procedures. Dr. Khalil and his staff will be happy to quote you an amount when you come in for a consultation.
Recovery from Body Contouring Procedures
While your recovery timeline will obviously differ depending on which procedure(s) you undergo, in general you can plan to take 10 to 14 days off work following surgery so that you may rest. Also expect for some discomfort, swelling and bruising to last for roughly four to six weeks. You should not exercise during the first two months as that may be counterproductive to your recovery.
Why You Should Choose Dr. Khalil for Body Sculpting
Dr. Khalil is a long-time, award-winning, board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing body contouring procedures. He prides himself on developing relationships with his patients so that the entire process feels both comfortable and rewarding, so do not hesitate to ask him any questions or share your concerns.