When planning your tummy tuck, lots of different factors should go into your decision. These include choosing the right plastic surgeon, deciding whether or not to combine other procedures with your abdominoplasty and looking into the best surgical techniques.
When it comes to the latter, the drainless tummy tuck technique is worth asking your plastic surgeon about. This technique comes with a whole host of benefits, including these three big ones.
An Easier Recovery Process
During a drain-free abdominoplasty, your plastic surgeon will use a layered suture technique rather than drains to control fluid build-up. This means that when you go home, you don’t have to worry about emptying any drains, recording their contents or staying comfortable with drains.
One of the biggest benefits of the drainless tummy tuck is that you can enjoy a hassle-free healing process as soon as you get home.
Less Fluid Build-up
Because of the unique layered suturing technique mentioned above, the drainless tummy tuck also allows for less fluid build-up, called seromas, both during your procedure and while you recover from abdominoplasty.
While you’ll still have a scar after your drain-free tummy tuck, it may heal much more smoothly due to decreased tension at the incision site. Additionally, without a drain, there’s no need for a drain exit incision, which means no scar.