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. You should be at or near your target weight before undergoing the procedure. Mommy makeovers often include a tummy tuck. The procedure can also be performed along with other post-bariatric procedures, such as liposuction.

After Weight Loss

When you gain weight, it stretches the skin. After losing a lot of weight, even though the majority of the unwanted fat is gone, you may still have stubborn pockets of fat that mar your results. The skin may be too stretched to return to normal, leaving you with hanging and sagging skin. A tummy tuck can reveal the beautiful body underneath that you have worked so hard to achieve.

After Pregnancy

Women who have had children may also benefit from a tummy tuck. Whether you gain too much weight or not, pregnancy stretches the skin and the underlying abdominal muscles. Most mothers can return to their pre-pregnancy weight, but many are unable to regain their shape because the muscles have been stretched too far to return to their original tone and core tightness. A tummy tuck corrects this issue by tightening core abdominal muscle (rectus).

If you live in Dallas and wonder whether you might need a tummy tuck, or are trying to choose the right body sculpting procedure for your needs and goals schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Vasdev Rai. Dr. Rai provides cosmetic surgery procedures to patients living in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas of Texas.