What is a no-drain tummy tuck?
Just like a full tummy tuck, a no-drain tummy tuck removes excess abdominal skin and fat and then stretches the remaining skin to reach the pubic area. The drainless tummy tuck technique uses liposuction and progressive tension sutures that eliminate the need for post-surgical drains.
Traditional tummy tucks usually require your surgeon to secure drains into the space between your skin and the layers of fat and muscles in your body that is created from surgery. These drains facilitate recovery by collecting the liquid that fills this gap and preventing fluid buildup, or seroma.
During the recovery process, patients must drain excess fluid from these tubes and measure the amount daily until the tubes are removed. This task becomes unnecessary with a no-drain tummy tuck.