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Are Drains used after a Tummy Tuck?

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 […]

Can a Facelift be done under Local Anesthesia?

A facelift can be performed under general or local anesthesia. Dr. Rai prefers to use general anesthesia in healthy patients because it is typically safer and more comfortable for his patients. The surgery is performed in our out-patient surgical center, where we work with board certified anesthesiologists. When health concerns rule out general anesthesia, local […]

Does a facelift leave scars?

Have you ever wondered:  Does a facelift leave scars? Every incision leaves a scar, but a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon will minimize the appearance of facelift scars. Small, strategically placed incisions, and proper healing, work together to make any scarring as imperceptible as possible. They often cannot be seen at all once fully healed. Dr. […]

Why do some facelifts look unnatural?

Have you ever wondered why some facelifts look unnatural?  The surgeon’s skill level and technique play a large role in the look achieved by a facelift. You can have a natural look, if you choose a surgeon who is willing and able to create it. It can seem like all facelifts look unnatural, because when […]

Is Liposuction Part of the Mommy Makeover Procedure in Dallas?

Your mommy makeover procedure will be customized to address the specific ways pregnancy has impacted your body. Dr. Vasdev Rai takes time to personalize each mommy makeover to enhance and compliment natural features. The best way to learn which procedures are ideally suited to meet your needs is through a one-on-one consultation with our experienced […]