Rafi Bidros, MD

929 Gessner Road Ste. 2250, Houston, TX 77024

Preparing for a Tummy Tuck Surgery

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

A Tummy Tuck is medically known as an abdominoplasty procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and tightens the muscles for a flat, firm stomach. It is known to improve the shape and appearance of the abdomen.

Preparing for a Tummy Tuck 

In preparing for a Tummy Tuck procedure, you may be asked for the following:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications 
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

 One of the best things you can do to safely prepare for a tummy tuck is to be at a healthy, stable weight you can comfortably maintain. It is important you feel in your overall best health according to Dr. Rafi Bidros. Dr.Bidros stresses the importance of fueling your body with good nutrition such as low fat and high protein foods, especially in the weeksbeforeo surgery. Depending on the patient's goals and the extent of change you would like to see there are several ways you can prepare for a tummy tuck procedure.

 Performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros ensures that every procedure is tailored to each patient, which may include a full tummy tuck, and a mini-tummy tuck (for lower stubborn belly fat), an extended tummy tuck, and a lower body lift, or a full-body lift. Tummy tuck surgery can be a great procedure for both men and women who struggle to get rid of sagging skin in the abdominal area. This treatment allows the patient to appear slimmer and more toned. 


Who Are the Best Candidates For a Tummy Tuck?

The Tummy Tuck procedure is suitable for men and women who are in good health. Specifically, women who have had several pregnancies may find the procedure useful for tightening their abdominal muscles and reducing skin. This procedure may also be an option for men and women who were once obese and still have excess fat or loose skin around the abdomen area.

Dr. Bidros is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in many procedures one of them being Tummy Tuck. His training is concentrated on cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, and post-bariatric body contouring. Dr. Bidros is dedicated to ensuring that he is one of the most highly requested plastic surgeons in Houston, TX.

To achieve the desired results as suggested by Dr. Rafi Bidros our cosmetic plastic surgeon at MyBodyMD Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas. For more details, please visit our website and schedule your consultation today!


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.