If excess abdominal skin has got you down, you may be contemplating a tummy tuck. Pregnancy, weight loss or the simple progression of time may leave you with loose stomach skin or separated abdominal muscles, which can take a toll on your self-confidence. Many women get tummy tucks to get their pre-baby bodies back.*
A Drainless Tummy Tuck
If you’re a candidate for tummy tuck surgery, it’s important for you to know what your options are. A board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in abdominoplasty can customize your procedure according to your unique needs. One option that may be available to you is a drain-free tummy tuck.
Why Go Drain-Free?
In a traditional tummy tuck, a drain is inserted into the surgical site to help collect and remove the fluid that buildups after the procedure. The drain’s contents must be measured and emptied each day, which can be a messy, unwelcome practice. A drain-free tummy tuck combines liposuction with abdominoplasty to deliver more refined, comprehensive results.* This lipoabdominoplasty procedure sculpts both the abdomen and the flanks.*
More Comprehensive Body Contouring
During a drain-free tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon will first use liposuction on your hips and abdomen. Including liposuction helps to ensure that the harder to reach spots that a traditional tummy tuck may miss are addressed.
Next, your plastic surgeon will remove any excess abdominal skin and fatty tissue, repair weakened stomach muscles and stitch the remaining skin to underlying tissue for secure closure. Instead of inserting a drain to collect the post-surgical fluid, your plastic surgeon will use multiple layers of quilted sutures in the abdominal area for smoother, more polished results and a swifter, more comfortable recovery.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.