Tummy tucks can help men and women get rid of sagging skin to tone up their midsection. Many people even enjoy some general health benefits as a result of having a tummy tuck. Recent advances in the field of plastic surgery have led to the latest evolution in tummy tucks: the drain-free tummy tuck. What makes a drain-free tummy tuck different from how tummy tucks are usually performed?
What Is a Drain Free Tummy Tuck?
Typically, someone who’s had a tummy tuck would be sent home with surgical drains attached to their body. These drains, made of plastic tubing, are used to help to remove fluid that builds up in the space left between the fat and muscle after a traditional tummy tuck. By using progressive tension sutures instead, plastic surgeons can close this gap and eliminate the need for drains.
[pullquote] The C.L.A.S.S tummy tuck technique enables plastic surgeons to do a tummy tuck without the need for drains.[/pullquote]
What Are the Benefits of Going Drain-Free?
People who have drain-free tummy tucks tend to have a faster and more comfortable recovery. Without cumbersome drains, they are able to get up and move around sooner. There are also fewer post-operative safety risks. Drain-free tummy tuck patients don’t have to worry about tending to the drain sites or emptying fluid collection bottles, either. Talk to your plastic surgeon about the potential benefits of a drain-free tummy tuck and whether you are a good candidate.