What Are the Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck is one of our most popular procedures for both our male and female clients. This procedure removes excess skin and tissue to tighten and tone your midsection while emphasizing underlying muscle definition. New advancements in surgical research and development have resulted in the emergence of the drainless tummy tuck, which is a procedure that gives you all the results of a standard tummy tuck with even more benefits. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I, Dr. Olivier Deigni, am pleased to offer this drainless technique, which is my signature procedure. In this article, I discuss these benefits in depth.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?

The tummy tuck is ideal for both male and female patients who have lost a significant amount of weight in their abdominal area and wish to eliminate loose skin. Good candidates for a tummy tuck include the following groups of adult patients:

  • Recipients of bariatric surgery
  • Patients who have undergone childbirth
  • Patients without serious chronic health conditions
  • Patients who have lost a great deal of weight through lifestyle changes
  • Patients at a healthy BMI, who are almost at their goal weight but cannot lose those final pounds even with diet and exercise
  • Patients who are non-smokers or who are willing to temporarily cease smoking at the recommendation of our plastic surgery team

If any of these sound like you, a drainless tummy tuck could be a great choice.

The Standard Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the cosmetic appearance of the abdominal area by removing excess skin and tissue through surgical excision. The tummy tuck not only remove excess fat, tissue, and skin, it also contours and defines the midsection, exposing muscle definition while improving (or entirely removing) the appearance of stretch marks and other cosmetic imperfections. During the procedure, drains are placed in the surgical area to remove blood and other fluids postoperatively. To facilitate a smooth healing process, the patient must keep the drains in place throughout their recovery period as directed by their plastic surgeon.

The Drainless Tummy Tuck

The drainless tummy tuck is considered the superior option because it results in major benefits for the patient. This is the procedure that I offer my patients. It is similar to the standard tummy tuck, but it requires no drains afterward. This is achieved by understanding the natural biological process of wound healing after surgery and performing surgical techniques to prevent and minimize associated complications, while improving the healing process. When I perform the drainless tummy tuck, I use meticulous suturing techniques to provide an ideal contour to the belly and promote early healing. Such techniques involve a challenging and thorough process, which requires significant experience that few surgical specialists have.

Less Risk of Complications

A challenging aspect of having drains, which can be difficult to manage for some patients, is they must be properly taken care of and maintained for several days after surgery to reduce the risk of infection, contamination, or clogging. Drainless tummy tucks offer a lower risk of contracting infections and other complications because patients do not need to worry about drain care and maintenance.

Enhanced Comfort

Post-operative drains can be very uncomfortable for patients and can generally limit their movement. With no post-operative drains needed, the drainless tummy tuck allows patients to be more comfortable during their healing and recovery process.

Faster Recovery

One of the major benefits that my drainless tummy tuck patients enjoy is a faster recovery time. With no cumbersome drains that limit their movement, my patients can enjoy greater freedom and mobility, and they can return to their daily activities much sooner.

Feel the Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck

A drainless tummy tuck can help you achieve a tight and toned midsection quickly, and with a variety of benefits that make it a superior alternative to the standard tummy tuck. The drainless tummy tuck results in enhanced comfort, fewer chances of developing complications, and less recovery time compared to the standard tummy tuck. For these reasons, I recommend my drainless tummy tuck procedure for patients who are considering surgery on their abdomen.

For more information about obtaining your drainless tummy tuck, call 281-721-4373 today and schedule your consultation.

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