Drainless Tummy Tuck

If you’re struggling to shift excess skin or fat from around your middle, tummy tuck could be the answer. Here, we don’t use a drain. Instead, we use a specialised quilting technique using barbed stitches that secure the skin and muscle flap to the tummy muscles for a speedier recovery.

What to expect

You can exercise or eat healthily as much as humanly possible, but sometimes that’s still not enough to get rid of saggy skin or stubborn fat on your tummy. Annoyingly. That’s why many turn to The Avoca Clinic for help.

Our specialist drainless tummy tuck procedure firstly sculpts abdominal contours and tightens abdomen muscles, before using a specific layered suturing technique to seal the incision. This removes the need for postsurgical drains, and speeds up recovery time.

Book in to see one of our expert surgeons to learn more about this procedure today.

Your Questions Answered

The surgical techniques between the two types are no different. The only difference is how the surgical wound is closed for healing. A standard tummy tuck involves two more incisions being made to insert two tubes that will drain excess fluid during the recovery.

A drainless tummy tuck uses multiple sutures through a process called progressive tension suture. The lymphatic system helps drain excess fluids in a natural manner. 

Most individuals go home on the day of the procedure. There will be some pain associated with the healing process. It should only range to moderate at the very most.

There will also be some tightness and swelling after the procedure, as well as bruising. You will be given prescription medications and should avoid physical activity. You should also avoid alcohol and smoking.

Yes, absolutely.

The drainless tummy tuck is often included as part of our mommy makeover, which usually involves some additional body contouring. Many moms also choose to add breast enhancing procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or reduction, or liposuction. 

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss all of the options available and make the final decision to ensure your safety and ideal outcomes for your situation.

Most patients will begin getting back to work between 10 and 14 days following surgery, depending on the type of activity required. Sometimes, it could be longer or shorter. Your surgeon will advise.

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