Drainless Tummy Tucks in Houston, TX for Easier Recovery
Tummy Tuck procedures, also known as abdominoplasty, have become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery options for men and women alike. This relatively simple procedure helps you tone up the abdominal area by removing excess skin and tissue caused by weight loss or pregnancy. It’s also the perfect way to help you achieve your ideal appearance when diet and exercise alone don’t seem to be working. Texas Center for Breast and Body is here to provide you with a special type of Tummy Tuck, called the drainless Tummy Tuck, at our Houston, TX location. This procedure also incorporates liposuction to produce comprehensive results with a simpler recovery process. If you’d like to learn more about this process, please reach out to our team today to schedule a consultation.
What is a Drainless Tummy Tuck?
A drainless Tummy Tuck pairs a traditional Tummy Tuck procedure with liposuction. The process utilizes a layered technique of suturing which completely eliminates the needs for any post-surgical drains. We complete the liposuction first, removing any stubborn fat you have lingering in your abdominal area. The removal of this excess fat helps to sculpt your tummy and tone the area to achieve the appearance you have been working towards. It also helps to reduce the level of surgical intervention you will need to meet the goals for your body. Once the liposuction is complete, we’ll make an incision at your abdomen, which will allow for tightening or removal of loose skin or muscle causing the undesired appearance. The incision is then closed up using multiple layers of sutures, which eliminates any need for post-surgical drains.
Two in One: The Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck
Unlike a traditional Tummy Tuck, a drainless Tummy Tuck offers two procedures in one. You’ll get the benefits of both liposuction and a Tummy Tuck. The liposuction completed during a drainless Tummy Tuck provides a solution to excess subcutaneous fat, something a traditional abdominoplasty doesn’t offer. This means you can address both excess fat and loose skin in the same procedure. A drainless Tummy Tuck also has a less complicated recovery process. As the name implies, this procedure does not require drains as many other surgical procedures do. You won’t have to be concerned with measuring fluid output or emptying drains as you heal, and the recovery period is often shorter than a traditional abdominoplasty.
The Recovery Process: What to Expect
During the first few weeks following your drainless Tummy Tuck procedure, you’ll be required to wear a compression garment designed to help manage swelling and speed up the healing process. Most patients are ready to return to light daily activities after one or two weeks of healing time. Provided that you don’t have a physically demanding job, you’ll also be able to return to work at this time. As your healing progresses, you’ll notice improvements in the look and contour of your tummy, and you can expect to see final results in about six to eight weeks. If you’d like to learn more about this process, please contact us for a consultation.
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Mark A. Schusterman, MD, FACS
Although his research and development of microsurgical reconstruction techniques established his reputation, his knowledge and understanding of the human body and the challenges associated with aiding patients suffering with head and neck injuries as well as breast cancer patients has made Dr. Schusterman an award-winning plastic surgeon.