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Who Needs a Tummy Tuck?

Who Needs a Tummy Tuck?

Do you ever wonder: who needs a tummy tuck?  Dr. Rai gets that question frequently.  Here are some things to consider: You may benefit from a tummy tuck if you have lost a significant amount of weight or if you have had a baby. A tummy tuck is not a replacement for diet and exercise. […]

Top Plastic Surgery Trends of 2013

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2013 marked the fourth consecutive year in which the number of plastic surgery procedures performed increased. Leading this growth trend were procedures such as: Neck and facelift Buttock augmentation Blepharoplasty Reconstructive surgery Leaders from previous years, including liposuction, did not see the same rapid growth. However, there […]

What is a Tummy Tuck?

What is a tummy tuck?  For more information, speak with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure which can give you a flatter, more beautiful tummy. Tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, but can put the finishing touches on weight loss by removing the excess skin […]

What is a Mini-Facelift in Dallas?

As the name implies, a mini-facelift is a less extensive procedure than a full facelift. It targets the cheeks, jawline, and neck. A mini-facelift is appropriate for younger patients with specific problems areas. A mini-facelift in Dallas does not take as long as a full facelift, which can take several hours, and the recovery time […]

Are Drains used after a Tummy Tuck?

Have you ever asked yourself: “Are drains used after a tummy tuck?”.  Read this blog post to find the answer to your question. Drains are often used after tummy tuck, but in some cases they are not necessary. It depends in the individual patient and the extent of the surgery. The purpose of the drains […]

How is a Tummy Tuck Different from Liposuction

A tummy tuck is a more invasive surgical procedure than liposuction. Liposuction involves tiny incisions and only removes stubborn pockets of fat. Tummy tuck procedures remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. For some patients, a tummy tuck is necessary to achieve their desired results, while others would not benefit from the procedure. During […]

How Long Before I can Resume Normal Activities after a Tummy Tuck Operation?

As with most types of surgery, you will return to your normal activities in stages after a tummy tuck operation. Basic recovery, for light activities, takes about one week. For heavier and more strenuous activities, you will need to wait three to four weeks. During your comprehensive consultation, discuss your work and lifestyle with Dr. […]

What Advice Would You Give a Patient Who Wants a Tummy Tuck?

Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai is often asked to give advice to patients who want tummy tuck surgery in Dallas. A tummy tuck can be a very rewarding procedure for appropriate candidates who are prepared and understand what to expect from the surgery. One of the most important steps is choosing the right plastic […]

What are the Risks Associated with Tummy Tucks

All surgeries carry some risks. However, the risks associated with tummy tucks are minimal and, for healthy patients, the benefits outweigh the risks. Some patients have a higher risk of complications due to preexisting medical conditions. You can minimize your risk of complications by closely following the pre-op and post-op instructions Dallas plastic surgeon Vasdev […]

At what age should I consider having a facelift, and how long will the results last

It used to be standard to wait until you were in your 60’s to have a facelift, but that has changed. Today, some women and men are choosing facelift as early as 40. On the other end of the spectrum, as long as you are in good health, there is no reason why you cannot […]