Drainless Tummy Tuck

Definition - What does Drainless Tummy Tuck mean?

A drainless tummy tuck is a tummy tuck surgery accomplished without the insertion of a drain. Drains are used in traditional tummy tuck surgery to remove any accumulation of fluid and must stay in place for some time. The drainless tummy tuck is achieved with the help of an anesthetic called Exparel and a special suturing technique that eliminates the need for the drain.

The drainless tummy tuck method is less likely to result in side-effects or complications after surgery.

TheConsultation explains Drainless Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery helps patients to achieve a flatter tummy after the skin has been stretched through excess fat, which was later lost, or after pregnancy. A tummy tuck surgery has a few drawbacks, though. Patients need to stay in bed for three to four days while also tolerating a fluid drain pipe for the first seven days of recovery. The drainless tummy tuck promises a quicker recovery and, as the name says, there is no need for a drain.

The first secret to this method is Exparel, a long-lasting anesthetic. The 72 hours of pain relief allows patients to recover faster. The ability to get up and moving reduces the risk of blood clots developing and helps the body to work on reducing swelling.

The second technique that allows for drainless tummy tucks is a special suturing technique called progressive tension suturing. It leaves no pockets where fluids can accumulate, and although patients spend a longer time on the operating table, they don’t have to wear a drain for a week. The lack of drain helps with patients mobility after the operation, which contributes to the reduced recovery time.

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