No Drain Tummy Tuck

Opinions On No Drain Tummy Tuck?

This is a frequent question as patients often hear many different opinions on what is best for their tummy tuck. I personally rarely ever use drains in my tummy tucks and I have been extremely happy with the success of it.

The biggest reason that I have been doing the no drain tummy tuck is that it makes recovery from a tummy tuck much easier. Without the drains patients are able to walk after surgery without the worry of the drains being pulled on. It also avoids the pain and discomfort associated with the drains as they can irritate the skin where they exit the abdomen.

The reason patients can avoid drains is that I place what is called progressive tension sutures. The sutures hold the abdominal skin in place and avoid any space for fluid to collect. By placing these sutures the body can absorb the fluid that is made in the abdomen naturally as it did before your tummy tuck.

Please discuss your tummy tuck options with you plastic surgeon.

Is the No Drain Tummy Tuck a Safe Procedure?

The no drain tummy tuck has continued to increase in popularity over the past several years as surgeon have gained experience in the procedure. I personally rarely ever use drains in my tummy tucks and I have been extremely happy with the success of it. The procedure when done correctly is just as safe as a tummy tuck with drains. The purpose of the drains is to prevent a seroma (collection of fluid in the abdomen), the no drain tummy tuck prevents the seroma by using a technique called progressive tension sutures.

Progressive tension sutures hold the abdominal skin in place and avoid any space for fluid to collect. By placing these sutures the body can absorb the fluid that is made in the abdomen naturally as it did before your tummy tuck.

The biggest reason that I have been doing the no drain tummy tuck is that it makes recovery from a tummy tuck much easier. Without the drains patients are able to walk after surgery without the worry of the drains being pulled on. It also avoids the pain and discomfort associated with the drains as they can irritate the skin where they exit the abdomen.

Please discuss your tummy tuck options with you plastic surgeon.

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