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Category Archives: Recovery and Follow-Up Care

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 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 is the Facelift Recovery Period Following a Facelift in Dallas?

A traditional facelift is a major surgery with a long recovery time. Dr. Rai uses a newer technique, called endoscopic facelift, which yields exceptional results, and a much shorter and more pleasant recovery. You can return to work about 10 days to two weeks after your procedure, as long as your job does not require […]

How Long after Liposuction do I Need to Wear Compression Garments?

Proper use of compression garments is imperative after most liposuction procedures. In fact, you should think of it not only as part of recovery, but as part of the procedure itself, because it helps complete the process of creating your new shape. Compression garments also help to prevent post-operative complications following liposuction. We understand that […]

How Long Does Dallas Breast Augmentation Surgeon Dr. Rai Recommend I Wait Before Exercising?

If you are accustomed to working out on a regular basis, you may be very anxious to get back into your routine as soon as possible following your breast augmentation surgery. The idea of being inactive, even for a short period of time can be very frustrating for some patients, but it is well worth […]

FDA Issues Statement on Possible Link between Breast Implants and Rare Cancer

This month, the FDA issued a statement about a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer. It is important to note that this is not breast cancer, but a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, so rare, in fact, that it was not discovered until 1985. The cancer is called anaplastic […]