A tummy tuck in Birmingham is a very popular plastic surgery procedure done to help tighten the abdomen. If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, have had children, or simply cannot seem to get rid of that belly pooch, despite diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may be able to help. However, did you know that not all tummy tuck procedures use the same technique? In many instances, a drainless tummy tuck can offer great results and a less complicated recovery! Read on to learn more about this tummy tuck technique.
About the Drainless Tummy Tuck
The drainless tummy tuck technique combines liposuction with the traditional tummy tuck. It uses a special layering suturing technique that eliminates the need for drains after surgery. First, liposuction is used to remove stubborn areas of fat in the abdominal area. Then, an incision is made along the abdomen, through which Bingham Farms board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sabbagh will tighten and remove loose skin and muscle. Multiple layers of sutures are used to help close the incisions.
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Benefits of Drainless Tummy Tuck
Using liposuction during a tummy tuck offers many benefits. Excess fat and loose skin can be addressed at the same time, and the recovery process is generally less complicated than a traditional tummy tuck. Also, with no drains to worry about, recovery is easier, shorter, and scars tend to heal more smoothly.
What to Expect During Recovery
Following your drainless tummy tuck, you should wear a compression garment for a few weeks to help manage swelling. Many people are able to return to light activities within two weeks after their procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about the drainless tummy tuck procedure, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!