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Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck Northern Virginia

Following pregnancy or dramatic weight loss, many individuals are left with diffuse stretch marks, loose or excess skin and lax abdominal muscles.

Fortunately, a drainless tummy tuck can address these concerns, sculpt the abdomen, and help you achieve your ideal body shape. It also avoids the need for complicated, messy, and uncomfortable post-operative drains.

Continue reading to discover the many benefits of a drainless tummy tuck in Northern Virginia.

 

What Is a Drainless Tummy Tuck?

A drainless tummy tuck is a body sculpting procedure designed to reshape the abdomen and produce a flatter and more toned midsection – without the need for post-operative drains.

 

How Is a Drainless Tummy Tuck Different Than a Traditional Tummy Tuck?

While drains are a usual component of a traditional abdominoplasty, a drainless tummy tuck uses internal suture layering technique to avoid them.

How Is the Procedure Performed?

During a drainless tummy tuck, incisions are made in order to tighten tissue, remove loose skin, create a nice belly button, and repair lax abdominal muscles. 

During the procedure, deep sutures are applied in a layered fashion in order to obliterate the space between the skin flap and the muscles that negate the need for post-operative drains.

What Are the Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck in Northern Virginia?

A drainless tummy tuck in Northern Virginia offers a number of unique benefits.

In removing the need for drains, it simplifies the healing process and makes it much easier.

Patients don’t have to worry about the complicated task of measuring outgoing fluid and emptying the drains. A drainless tummy tuck also offers a shorter recovery time.

How Long is Recovery Following a Drainless Tummy Tuck?

Most patients are able to go back to work and resume normal activities within one-to-two weeks. Although, they will need to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise as they heal.

Results improve over time and become more evident after six-to-eight weeks.

Request a Tummy Tuck Consult Today!

To learn more about a drainless tummy tuck in Northern Virginia, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder.