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Drainless Tummy Tuck: Who is the Ideal Candidate?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your stomach, you are definitely not alone. Many people struggle with loose, sagging skin and excess fat in this area, regardless of how many abdominal crunches they do or how healthy they eat. For those who are tired of these cosmetic issues and are considering a tummy tuck, you may have heard about a newer, drainless technique. But who is the ideal candidate for this type of procedure? In this blog post, I will explore the benefits and qualifications for undergoing a drainless tummy tuck.

Ideal Candidates

First of all, let’s discuss what exactly a drainless tummy tuck entails. As the name suggests, it is a tummy tuck without the use of drains to remove excess fluid post-procedure. This technique involves using advanced suturing techniques that encourage minimize swelling and promote natural drainage to help patients heal faster and with less discomfort.

Now, who would be a good candidate for this procedure? Typically, drainless tummy tucks are ideal for those who:

  • Are at or near their ideal weight: Although tummy tucks can help remove stubborn fat, the procedure is not a substitute for weight loss. Patients who have already reached their goal weight and need a little extra help to contour their belly may benefit most from a drainless tummy tuck.
  • Are in good physical health: As with any surgical procedure, you should be in good health before considering a drainless tummy tuck. Those with chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system may experience difficulties during healing.
  • Have realistic expectations: It’s important to have realistic expectations when undergoing any cosmetic procedure. Drainless tummy tucks can help patients achieve a flatter, smoother stomach, but it is not a miracle cure. Patients who understand this and have reasonable goals for their results are most likely to be pleased with their outcomes.
  • Are non-smokers: Smoking cigarettes and using tobacco products can have damaging effects on the body and may hinder your ability to heal after surgery. Patients who abstain from smoking or using tobacco altogether have a greater chance of successful healing and a reduced risk of complications.

Contact Deigni Plastic Surgery to Learn More

A drainless tummy tuck can be an excellent choice for those who meet the qualifications. This innovative technique not only eliminates the need for drains but also offers many benefits such as shorter recovery time, less downtime, and reduced discomfort after the procedure. I recommend that you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can assess your individual situation and recommend the best course of action for you. If you’re considering this advanced method and want to learn more, schedule a consultation today. My team at Deigni Plastic Surgery will be happy to guide you through the process!

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