Drain-Free Tummy Tuck
Having a flat stomach and tight waistline is a dream for many of us but few people are able to achieve and maintain a sleek and sculpted silhouette. Why is it such a struggle? While genetics play a big role in what our midsection looks like, carrying extra fat around the stomach, the natural aging process, and having children can all leave you with a flabby tummy and loose skin.
Many people turn to tummy tuck surgery, or an abdominoplasty, to achieve that tight and toned look we all want. The good news is there’s now an alternative to traditional surgery that doesn’t involve messy drains. MBody Contouring and Laser Center in Richmond and Tysons Corner, VA, is excited to offer the Drain Free Tummy Tuck procedure, an ideal solution for patients who may have a fear of having a drain after surgery.
Tummy tuck surgery can be especially effective for eliminating sagging skin and, in some cases, tightening the muscles along the abdominal wall. Many patients are thrilled to find that the surgery has helped shrink their waistline and created a more contoured look. The benefit of choosing a drain-free procedure is you don’t have to worry about emptying drains or the discomfort of having drains during the recovery period.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A DRAIN-FREE TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE?
Your drain-free tummy tuck procedure is performed in the safety and comfort of our office under general anesthesia. The procedure may be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat but not always. If liposuction is needed, the procedure may take a few hours longer. Your surgeon will make a horizontal incision across the pubic area to access the underlying abdominal muscles. We can place stitches in the stomach muscles to restore the abdominal muscles to a tightened position and also remove any excess skin on top of the abdomen.
Any loose skin can be pulled taut to reposition the tissue and create a sculpted and contoured look. The incisions are closed with sutures and no drains are inserted. We use special stitches in certain locations to reduce the risk of fluid buildup since there are no drains. You will be advised to wear a compression garment for extra support during the healing and recovery phase.
Recovery after a drain-free tummy tuck with liposuction can take up to two weeks or more and you will be given specific post-op instructions to ensure optimal healing and recovery. It’s normal to have residual swelling for several weeks after surgery. We can walk you through the entire procedure and recovery during your consultation.
CONTACT MODERN BODY CONTOURING AND LASER CENTER (MBODY)
With offices in Richmond and Tysons Corner, VA, MBody Contouring and Laser Center provides a range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options to help you achieve your ideal figure. We’ve created a serene and tranquil environment where you can enjoy a much-needed respite and take care of yourself!
If you are unhappy with a flabby abdomen and sagging skin around the midsection, call us for more information about how a drain free tummy tuck could help you achieve a more streamlined silhouette. We look forward to setting up a private consultation with one of our esteemed cosmetic surgeons at MBody Contouring and Laser Center.