Tummy tucks are clearly beneficial for people who struggle with excess fat or skin in the abdominal region. However, the post-surgical drains can discourage a patient from a traditional tummy tuck. Luckily, there is an alternative option called the “Progressive Tension Sutures” that eliminates the need for drains after a tummy tuck. Here are a few reasons why you should consider drain-free tummy tucks.
No post-surgical drains, of course!
For traditional tummy tucks, post-surgical drains are needed to avoid a seroma, or fluid buildup, after surgery. Seroma fluid is a natural part of the body’s healing process, but seromas can be correlated to a higher risk of infection.
If a tummy tuck is performed with drains, the patients are responsible for emptying and tracking their seroma fluid, which can be distressing and unpleasant for most patients. With the drain-free alternative, this process can be completely eliminated.
Lower Risk Rates
Based on a recent study, drain-free tummy tucks have a lower complication rate minimizing surgical trauma. This is mostly related to the reduced risk of developing seroma, a recurring complication of traditional tummy tucks.
The Best Cosmetic Results
A drain-free tummy tuck not only eliminates the need for drains but it also evenly distributes the tension of the incision which can help minimize scarring. Patients are generally very pleased with the results of this procedure.