What are the benefits of a no-drain tummy tuck?

male model with athletic body wearing comfortable black cotton underpants standing 1 Dr. Thomas Wiener and his team in Houston, TX, offer a wide selection of cosmetic plastic surgeries for men and women in the community. This includes a variety of body contouring treatments, such as breast augmentation and tummy tucks. At Thomas Wiener Plastic Surgery, our surgeon is also pleased to offer alternative options for patients to consider, including the no-drain tummy tuck.

What is a no-drain tummy tuck?

A no-drain tummy tuck, also called a drainless tummy tuck, is a type of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery that does not require the use of drains. A no-drain tummy tuck can provide better results by avoiding the risk of seroma (fluid accumulation) formation and has many other benefits to think about:

  • Shorter recovery time. One of the main benefits of a no-drain tummy tuck is the shorter recovery time. Since there are no drains to manage and take care of, you can expect to recover more quickly from your surgery.
  • Pain and discomfort. Additionally, you will likely experience less pain and discomfort since there are no drains to deal with.
  • Fewer complications. Another benefit of a no-drain tummy tuck is the avoidance of potential complications associated with drains. These complications can include infection, seroma formation, and skin necrosis (death). By avoiding these potential complications, you can expect to have a smoother and more successful recovery.

What can I expect from the recovery following a no-drain tummy tuck?

Though this type of abdominoplasty boasts a faster recovery time, it is still important to take some time off of work and other activities to allow your body to heal properly. Most patients take approximately two weeks off from work and other activities before resuming their normal routines. You will also need to wear what is known as a compression garment for up to six weeks following your surgery to help facilitate the healing process.

Schedule a consultation visit with our team today to learn more about the no-drain tummy tuck

If you are considering having a tummy tuck, be sure to discuss your options with your surgeon at Thomas Wiener Plastic Surgery of Houston, TX. A no-drain tummy tuck may be the best option for you, depending on your individual circumstances. Call 281-488-5795 to request an appointment at the office and learn more about this and other body procedures available.




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