Gone are the days when a tummy tuck requires many weeks of downtime. Today’s tummy tuck advancements now allow patients to see the results they desire with less recovery time and less discomfort. Read on to learn more about the latest developments in tummy tuck surgery, and how they can benefit you.
Mini Tummy Tuck
In the past, the traditional tummy tuck was the only option for all patients. However, the mini tummy tuck is now available for individuals who are dealing with a mild amount of sagging skin on the lower half of the abdomen. Mini tummy tucks are performed as an outpatient surgery and require less downtime for recovery.
Drain-Free Tummy Tuck
Drains have been an essential part of the tummy tuck procedure, as they help to rid the body of excess fluid buildup. However, drains can be very inconvenient and uncomfortable during recovery. The drain-free tummy tuck is now an option thanks to progressive tension sutures, which is a unique quilting technique that secures the abdominal skin to underlying tissue layers. This creates a tighter joining, leaving little room for fluid to build up, eliminating the need for drains. Patients are usually much happier this the drain-free tummy tuck because they do not have to deal with the drains, and this technique also often leads to minimized scarring.
Am I A Good Candidate?
If you are dealing with excess skin on your abdomen due to childbirth, weight loss, or aging, you may be able to benefit from a tummy tuck procedure. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for either a traditional, mini, or drain-free tummy tuck is through a consultation with Dr. Sabbagh.
To get started on your tummy tuck journey, contact Straith clinic at 248-270-5272 today!