How is the No Drain Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Technique Different From the Traditional Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A no drain tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty according to any medical professional, uses a different technique than the traditional plastic surgery method that was used in the past. Weight loss, pregnancy, and even aging can cause sagging skin, loose skin that is stretched out, and even abdominal bulges that can make you self conscious or unhappy with your appearance. During a tummy tuck procedure the Sydney plastic surgeon will use sutures to tighten up your abdominal muscles and remove any excess skin and stored body fat in the targeted area.

How is No Drain Tummy Tuck Different than Traditional Abdominoplasty?

In the past this type of plastic surgery involved the placement of drains so that any fluid, which collects, is drained from the tissues. Progressive sutures are used to hold the abdominal skin flap in the proper location over the deeper tissues in the abdomen, and this eliminates the need for drains to be placed. The flap tissue is sutured into place in the deeper muscle wall in your abdomen and these sutures dissolve over time so they do not need to be removed.

During traditional tummy tuck plastic surgery dead space is created, and this can allow accumulated fluid to build up in the space. The no drain tummy tuck procedure minimizes the dead space created through the use of suture placement and deeper muscle wall attachment. The procedure is more intensive and it does take longer to achieve but there are a number of benefits offered in exchange. Some Sydney plastic surgeons do not perform a no drain tummy tuck so make sure that you understand which method the surgeon will use before you undergo an abdominoplasty procedure.

Benefits of a No Drain tummy Tuck

A no drain tummy tuck has numerous benefits when compared to traditional plastic surgery. These benefits include:

  • Less scar tissue development.
  • Faster healing.
  • Fewer complications and lower infection risks.
  • Less incision tension.
  • Less pain and discomfort.
  • Fluid accumulation is eliminated.
  • Sutures dissolve over time and do not need to be removed at a later date.
  • Better results.
  • A more favourable outcome.

Choosing the Right Sydney Plastic Surgeon is Important with this Procedure

Some Sydney plastic surgeons do not offer the no drain tummy tuck technique, instead preferring to use the traditional method for this type of plastic surgery. It is important to discuss your goals and preferences with the surgeon during the initial consultation to determine whether you will be required to have drains in place after the procedure is completed. You should choose a medical professional that makes you feel comfortable, and who clearly explains the risks and the procedures that will be performed. The surgeon should be experienced and knowledgeable in the no drain technique, and they should be willing to take the time to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have.

To find out more about this or our other cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, please contact Pure Aesthetics on 02 9252 9262 or send us an enquiry.