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 online or by calling (972) 392-3511 to schedule your tummy tuck consultation today. Based in Dallas, Dr. Rai serves all surrounding Texas communities.
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.
Candidates for Tummy Tuck
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 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
Abdominoplasty 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.
Tummy Tuck Costs
Dr. Rai will discuss the exact cost of your abdominoplasty procedure after a confidential consultation. However, the average range of tummy tuck costs at our Dallas office is between $6,500 and $7,500. This fee may vary depending on your specific needs. Our fees include Dr Rai’s surgical fee, the facility fee (operating room), a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, post-surgical garments, and all follow up visits. Dr. Rai offers payment and financing plans to keep tummy tuck costs affordable.
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