The Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck
Today, there is a new approach to giving you a tighter, more attractive core. Known as the drain-free or drainless tummy tuck, you can remove unwanted fat and excess skin while enjoying a comfortable, faster recovery. Today, the drainless tummy tuck in Toronto is the most efficient and safe procedure, and one preferred by many surgeons.
What is a Drainless Tummy Tuck and What Makes it Better?
Drainless tummy tucks utilize a non-narcotic anesthetic that is applied halfway through the procedure. This gives you 72 hours of pain control so that you can get up and move around after the procedure. Swelling goes down faster, you reduce the risk of blood clots, and there are no cumbersome drains to deal with during your recovery.
More Toronto plastic surgery centres are using the drainless tuck because:
- Easier and more comfortable recovery. The most significant advantage of a drainless tummy tuck is that you no longer have the space between your fat layer and muscles, which generally fill with fluid. In a traditional tummy tuck, your surgeon would place a drain here to remove these fluids until muscles and fat re-attach to one another. A drain-free tuck allows your surgeon to use progressive tension and suture muscle and fat together, eliminating any space where fluids would form.
- Less risk for post-operative seromas. A seroma is a small build-up of fluid that happens after major surgery. Drains in traditional tummy tucks are there to prevent these seromas, but not always successful. Sometimes seromas form weeks after surgery, which leads to swelling, reopening of the incision site, and higher risk for infection. A drainless tummy tuck will significantly reduce the chances that you develop seromas.
- Quicker healing times. Drain-free tummy tucks allow your surgeon to secure layers of muscle and fat together as they go. By doing so, they give your recovery time a boost, and you are more active during the earlier recovery stages of the procedure. In fact, some patients return to normal activities much faster than had they opted for the traditional route.
- Better contouring and results. When you receive your drain-free tummy tuck with liposuction, your surgeon can achieve better contours because they can adjust the muscle, fat, and skin for a natural, slender figure.
See if the Drainless Tummy Tuck Works for You
If you are considering a tummy tuck, meet with a UELC surgeon to explore your options. Make sure you let your surgeon know you are interested in the drain-free option too.
During your consultation at our Toronto plastic surgery centre, your surgeon will consider the existing fat and excess skin you have on your abdomen, and the results you would like to achieve. Then, they can go over your options and see if any additional surgical procedures are required to help you reach your goals.