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For many years, plastic surgeons have used drains after a tummy tuck procedure. The purpose of drains is to help remove fluid from under the skin. The drains typically stay in place a week or when output is less than 30cc/24hours.
Recently, there has been focus on utilizing progressive tension sutures. The technique helps secure the flap to the abdominal wall by placing precise sutures between the deep fat and muscle fascia. This technique involves more time and skill to place; however, there are multiple benefits. For example, there is a reduction in tension along the scar and studies have shown a reduction in seroma. Additionally, it has allowed surgeons to have the option to not use drains, or keep them in for a shorter amount of time.
Dr. Rajendra Shah. and Dr. Samir Shah will provide you with an assessment regarding your tummy tuck goals and determine whether you are a candidate for a Drainless Tummy Tuck. Please contact us online or call 708-424-3999 today.