Tips for a More Comfortable Tummy Tuck Recovery

Every patient’s decision to have a tummy tuck is unique. For example, some want to tighten up after pregnancy while others want to enhance the results of significant weight loss. But something all patients share is the desire to gather as much information as they can prior to surgery — especially information about what recovery looks like. If you are planning your own tummy tuck, you are probably searching for... Read More

Tummy Tuck Secrets You May Not Know

If you are thinking about having tummy tuck, it is essential to consider everything from the benefits to preparing for surgery to recovery and aftercare. In this post, board-certified plastic surgeon A.J. Khalil reveals a few tummy tuck secrets you may not be aware of. You won’t lose a lot of weight. Although you might lose a couple of pounds after tummy tuck, don’t expect your weight to change significantly.... Read More

Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck — known medically as abdominoplasty — is a highly effective cosmetic surgical procedure for people looking to tighten up their midsection. Popular among women who have given birth, the tummy tuck is a great way to remove sagging, excess skin and tighten muscle tissue. Dr. A.J. Khalil is one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in the Southern California area. Having spent years perfecting his craft in beautiful... Read More

Why You Should Reach Your Weight Loss Goals before Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck procedure is ideal for someone who is at or near their target weight, but has some excess skin or stretched abdominal muscles that need to be restored. If you still have a lot of weight to lose, you might not be a good tummy tuck candidate at this time. In this post, Dr. A.J. Khalil discusses why you should reach your weight loss goals before getting a... Read More

When Is the Best Time to Have Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck has tremendous benefits for women whose abdomens have changed after having children, as well as men and women who have lost a lot of weight yet still don’t have a flat, firm stomach. The procedure repairs separated or damaged abdominal muscles, removes excess abdominal fat and tightens stretched-out, sagging skin. If you are considering a tummy tuck after having kids or losing weight, timing the procedure correctly is... Read More

Tummy Tuck Questions Patients Are Afraid to Ask

When you select Dr. A.J. Khalil to perform your tummy tuck, rest assured that you can ask any question or bring up any concern that you may have. No topic is “off limits” with Dr. Khalil, as he wants you to have all of the information that you need to make educated decisions about your treatment. Do I need to lose weight before tummy tuck? You do not need to... Read More

What Happens to the Belly Button during Tummy Tuck?

As a highly sought-after plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. A.J. Khalil performs many tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedures. Tummy tuck has an extremely high patient satisfaction rate because it creates a beautifully smooth, toned abdomen. One of the most common questions tummy tuck candidates ask is, “What happens to my belly button during surgery?” Read on as Dr. Khalil addresses the answer here. Full or Traditional Tummy Tuck Most of... Read More

Tummy Tuck vs. Lipo: Which Is Right for You?

Have you spent months trying popular “flat belly” diet and exercise tricks, but not seen the results you desire? Are you ready to explore your plastic surgery options for a flatter abdomen? Dr. A.J. Khalil, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, offers liposuction and tummy tuck, both of which can create the appearance of a tighter and more toned abdomen. Read on to learn about the differences between the two procedures.... Read More

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... Read More