In many abdominal surgeries, surgical drains are used to keep fluids from accumulating in the area treated. However, they are known for being problematic for patients. They can make it difficult to perform normal activities after surgeries and can be uncomfortable to take out. However, thanks to continued advances in surgical techniques and methodologies. patients can now work with a doctor that offers no-drain tummy tucks. This technique provides patients with an experience free from drainage tubes to facilitate faster, more comfortable healing following plastic surgery.
How does a no-drain tummy tuck work?
More traditional methods of addressing excess fluid after surgery is changed with the no-drain tummy tuck. With this procedure, progressive tension sutures are used to close of spaces between the tissues and reduce tension along the incisions. In doing this, patients will experience less pain and discomfort, and experience less scarring and infection risks.
What are the benefits of a no-drain tummy tuck?
The no-drain tummy tuck has several advantages that Dr. Thomas Wiener of Houston, TX will discuss with patients, including:
- Less risk of infection
- Reduced scarring
- Less pain and discomfort
- Reduced tension along incision lines
- Improved movement after surgery
- No drain removal at follow-up appointments
- Faster healing and recovery
- Less risk of seroma (build-up of fluids)
Am I a candidate for a no-drain tummy tuck?
Men and women considering the tummy tuck procedure may ask their doctor about their candidacy for this particular method of abdominoplasty. During a consultation visit, Dr. Thomas Wiener will assess the patient’s current condition and listen to him or her about the goals they want to achieve. Patients will learn about how the no-drain tummy tuck is performed and will be evaluated to find out if this is the best route for the patient. The best candidates for tummy tuck procedures are those who are interested in improving the contours of their body by removing excess fat and skin in the midsection. Patients should be of good overall health and wellness and within their ideal body weight, eating a nutritional diet and staying active to maintain the results they achieve.