When a healthy diet and regular exercise have not shaped your desired waistline, you may wonder what else you can do. Look no further. Losing weight and tightening abdominal muscles is difficult, and when your hard work is not enough, there are body contouring options like a drainless tummy tuck in The Woodlands.

Anything that has stretched your abdominal wall, such as pregnancy or excess weight, can leave you with loose abdominal muscles, diastasis recti (midline separation of abdominal muscles), persistent pockets of fat, and excess, sagging skin. Diet and exercise can improve your abdominal wall, but they may not be enough to reestablish tight muscles. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Olivier Deigni specializes in the drainless tummy tuck, which could change the shape of your abs with less recovery time than a traditional tummy tuck.

Drainless Tummy Tuck vs. Traditional Tummy Tuck

The newest improvement on the traditional tummy tuck procedure is the drainless tummy tuck (a scarpa’s-sparing abdominoplasty), which combines liposuction with the traditional tummy tuck to eliminate the need for post-surgery drains.

The new drainless technique provides multiple benefits. First, liposuction removes more excess subcutaneous fat. A second major benefit is an easier recovery process. Not having to deal with a drain means you can start moving soon after surgery, which can help shorten recovery time. Many patients also experience fewer complications and a scar that heals more smoothly.

A drainless tummy tuck in The Woodlands is usually a once-in-a-lifetime surgery. When you stick to a healthy diet and a good exercise plan, you will be able to maintain your new look for many years.

What Happens During a Drainless Tummy Tuck?

The procedure starts with liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat. Then, Dr. Deigni will make an incision low on your abdominal wall to remove loose skin and tighten abdominal muscles to complete the contouring process. This is done using multiple layers of sutures, so you do not need post-op drains. The healed incision is easily hidden within your bikini line.

After your surgery, you will have one to two weeks of recovery before you will be ready to return to light daily activities. During that time, you will wear a compression garment to help decrease swelling and support healing. When you can return to a physically easy job, you can resume working about two weeks post-surgery, but when you have a physically demanding job, you will need more time off work. It will likely be six to eight weeks before you will see the final results of your surgery.

Tummy tuck surgery can be part of a Mommy Makeover. The drainless tummy tuck in The Woodlands provides many advantages that make your makeover recovery time easier.

Change Your Abs With a Drainless Tummy Tuck in The Woodlands

When you are tired of trying to make diet and exercise work to give you a beautiful abdominal contour, call 281-721-4373 or make an appointment online for a consultation with Dr. Deigni. At your visit for a drainless tummy tuck in The Woodlands, he will listen to your aesthetic goals, evaluate your abdominal wall, and discuss options that are right for you.

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