A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from your midsection to produce a slim and sculpted appearance. Board-certified Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai can also use this body contouring procedure to tighten abdominal muscles, further defining hips and waist, and producing a firm and tight midsection.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your abdominal area, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center or call (800) 558-7355 to schedule a tummy tuck consultation at our comfortable Dallas, Texas location.
Tummy Tuck Procedure Timeline
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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction
Liposuction is a procedure in which stubborn deposits of excess fat are removed from targeted areas of the body. However, for many people, liposuction is simply inadequate to address the bodily changes brought about by things such as significant weight loss and pregnancy. When excess skin, stretch marks, and loose muscles combine with excess deposits of fat, a tummy tuck becomes the better option.
Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck should be in generally good health and close to their ideal weight. As with all body contouring procedures, a tummy tuck is not intended as a weight loss method, rather as a way to tone and tighten your body after weight has been lost.
In addition to being in generally good health, ideal candidates for a Dallas tummy tuck should be:
- Nonsmokers or prepared to give up smoking for good
- Prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery period
- Aware of all potential risks and complications
- Willing to closely follow all of Dr. Rai’s pre- and postoperative advice
A tummy tuck is more invasive than liposuction as it involves the excision of skin and the tightening of underlying muscle. However, when you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, it can produce permanent results that greatly improve your appearance, physical abilities, and overall health.
If you live in or around Dallas, Texas and would like to learn if tummy tuck surgery is right for you, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Vasdev Rai today.