A tummy tuck medically referred to as abdominoplasty, is one of the most sought-out plastic surgery procedures for men and women. For those who cannot achieve their desired results with exercise and diet alone, an abdominoplasty helps many around the world achieve their aesthetic goals. That said, not all tummy tucks utilize the same techniques. Partial, mini, full, and drainless tummy tucks require the use of different techniques to achieve the final desired result.
The Difference Between a Standard Tummy Tuck and a Drainless Tummy Tuck
Dr. Fasano offers abdominoplasty surgeries to patients that are looking to remove excess fat and tighten muscles in the stomach area that diet and exercise alone cannot do. The main difference is the recovery process. A traditional abdominoplasty procedure involves repositioning skin and muscle tissue with sutures, and post-surgical drains are used, which requires a comprehensive recovery.
A drainless tummy tuck involves techniques of both abdominoplasty and liposuction, and a specific suture layering technique to eliminate the need for post-surgical drains. A drainless tummy tuck can offer the most extensive result and least complicated recovery.
The Advantages of a Drainless Tummy Tuck
There are various benefits of working with a skilled surgeon that offers this procedure. Since this surgery utilizes liposuction and techniques of a traditional tummy tuck, Dr. Fasano can address multiple concerns with one procedure. Stubborn excess fat can be removed with liposuction, and loose skin can be addressed, too. On the other hand, a standard tummy tuck has a limited amount of correction for fat tissue.
Additionally, a drainless tummy tuck, per its name, does not involve post-operative drains. This reduces the complexity of recovery and doesn’t require patients to hassle with drain output or undergo removal of the drains. Patients are more comfortable and in less pain with this procedure. Generally, people experience a faster recovery with this surgery, and the scar heals more easily.
What is the Procedure for a Drainless Tummy Tuck?
During the procedure, Dr. Fasano will make a horizontal incision along the abdominal wall, above the pubic area, and as a skilled surgeon, he is usually able to place the suture low enough to be covered by undergarments or bathing suit bottoms. Dr. Fasano will then use liposuction to remove stubborn fat from the area. This allows him to sculpt and tone the abdominal silhouette while limiting the need for secondary surgical intervention to achieve the desired results. He will then lift the skin and reposition it along with muscle tissue. Lastly, Dr. Fasano will close the area with multiple layered sutures to avoid the need for post-surgical drains.
The Recovery Process After a Drainless Tummy Tuck
After the surgery, a compression garment will be provided to help reduce swelling and accelerate the healing process. True to its name, there will be no need to fuss with drains after the surgery. A drainless tummy tuck grants the patient less discomfort, pain, and swelling due to the elimination of tubes sticking out from the surgical area. Typically, after 1-2 weeks most people can return to light activities and work if the job isn’t physically demanding. Over several weeks, improvements to the body’s contour can be visible. Around 6-8 weeks, you can expect a full recovery and noticeable results. As with most surgical procedures, you see the final results about 6 months post-operatively. Correspondingly, if you continue with a healthy diet and exercise routine after you’re fully recovered, you can expect to enjoy the same great results many years to come.
Schedule Your Drainless Tummy Tuck with Dr. Fasano
Dr. Fasano is proud to have dedicated over 10 years of practice to this surgical procedure. Since first practicing medicine back in the 80s, Dr. Fasano has become increasingly aware of better practices, procedures, and techniques to refine his skills. Dr. Fasano has worked with various plastic surgeons over the years and had the opportunity to work with and learn this technique from distinguished French plastic surgeon, Dr. Pascal.
Dr. Fasano has become one of Florida’s most renowned and well-respected members of the medical community. If you’re interested in learning more, contact Dr. Fasano, the experienced and trustworthy plastic surgeon of Stuart, Florida, for a consultation today!