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Drainless Tummy Tuck vs Traditional Tummy Tuck

A drainless tummy tuck is a procedure similar to a traditional tummy tuck. As the surgeon performing the drainless tummy tuck, I, Dr. Olivier Deigni, can remove excess loose skin from your lower belly, tighten the separation of your ab muscles, and reposition your belly button. This procedure is ideal for women who have experienced pregnancies or have gained weight and desire a flatter belly. What sets the drainless technique apart is its unique approach to closing the operated area. In this blog I will explore the differences between the traditional tummy tuck and the drainless tummy tuck and why I prefer the latter.

Differences Between the Procedures

Unlike a traditional tummy tuck, the drainless technique eliminates the need for drains. However, it’s important to note that this decision is not simply about omitting drains. Without proper measures, such as meticulous suturing, a fluid collection known as a seroma is likely to occur, necessitating frequent visits to your plastic surgeon for treatment and drainage. My drainless technique reduces this risk by carefully closing any space where fluid could potentially accumulate. This approach also allows for immediate tissue healing after the surgery.

One of the major advantages of a drainless tummy tuck is the reduced risk of infection. Drains can serve as potential entry points for bacteria, increasing the risk of post-surgical infections. By eliminating drains, the incision sites remain closed, and the risk of infection is significantly reduced.

Furthermore, the drainless technique also results in less scarring compared to traditional tummy tucks. Since there are no drains that need to be placed through separate incisions, the overall number of scars on the belly is reduced. This can lead to a more aesthetically pleasing result for patients who are concerned about scarring.

In addition, the absence of drains allows for a more comfortable recovery process. Patients do not have to worry about managing and emptying drains, which can often be uncomfortable and restrictive. Instead, they can focus on resting and healing without any added inconvenience.

Patients are often delighted to learn that I perform the tummy tuck without drains. Many have heard unpleasant stories from colleagues or friends who underwent a traditional tummy tuck with drains. The drainless tummy tuck offers a smoother and faster recovery process.


If you are considering a tummy tuck, I highly recommend researching the drainless technique and discussing it with your plastic surgeon. It may offer a more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and safer option to achieve your desired results.

So why wait? Book a consultation with Deigni Plastic Surgery and see if the drainless tummy tuck is right for you! With the potential for less scarring, reduced recovery time, and overall improved results, it’s worth considering as an alternative to a traditional tummy tuck.

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