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What Are The Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck?

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It is not uncommon for women who recently had a baby or lost a significant amount of weight to have difficulty with excess fat and skin in the abdomen. Even though it is important to maintain a diet and exercise program, there are some changes that cannot be corrected by eating right and working out. This is where tummy tuck surgery comes in. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can help patients restore their confidence and have a smoother recovery period with a drainless tummy tuck.

But what is a drainless tummy tuck, and how does it work? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe specializes in performing tummy tucks in Dallas, TX. He educates patients about the advantages of drainless tummy tucks to restore their self-esteem and confidence. Learn more about the drainless tummy tuck versus the traditional tummy tuck, as well as tummy tuck benefits, by contacting a member of our team for a consultation.

What is a drainless tummy tuck?

Also called abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery addresses extra skin and fat in the abdominal area. Liposuction is usually employed during the process to achieve slimmer and more dramatic results. This is the best choice among women whose bodies haven’t quite bounced back from weight loss or pregnancy. Although there are many different types of abdominoplasty that can be performed, Dr. Dauwe may recommend a drainless tummy tuck based on your individual needs.

So what is a drainless tummy tuck? While a traditional tummy tuck uses drains for fluid collection after surgery, a drainless one doesn’t require them. No-drain tummy tuck benefits include not having to hide a drain during recovery. It also reduces some common complications associated with drains, such as infection. During your consultation in Dallas, TX, Dr. Dauwe will discuss the different techniques used for surgery and answer any questions you may have.

Drainless tummy tuck versus traditional tummy tuck

The purpose of drains is to remove any fluid buildup that occurs as a result of surgery. The drains should be emptied multiple times and maintained over the course of the recovery period to be effective. Common complaints about surgical drains include pain or infection at the treatment site, difficulty with activities, such as showering, scarring at the incision sites, and prolonged healing. Patients also need to be careful with accidental tugging or pulling of the drain.

There are many advantages to getting a drain-free tummy tuck, including avoiding the discomfort and maintenance associated with drains. Drain-free tummy tucks also don’t require patients to conceal the drains under clothing during recovery. Learn more about the advantages of getting a drainless tummy tuck versus a traditional tummy tuck at your appointment with Dr. Dauwe.

All about drainless tummy tuck recovery

When the drainless tummy tuck is completed, patients are cared for by Dr. Dauwe and his team in an overnight facility. Patients should expect to have some soreness and swelling in the abdominal area. Usually, people can return to work within two weeks after the procedure, but should not participate in strenuous activities for at least 3 – 6 weeks. The abdomen may feel some discomfort and tightness that will be alleviated with a prescription or over-the-counter pain medication. Walking is encouraged to help the body heal properly and stimulate good circulation. Compression garments also help with improving blood flow during drainless tummy tuck recovery.

Drainless tummy tuck cost

The team at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can help determine the overall drainless tummy tuck cost based on your unique needs and treatment plan. At the time of your consultation, we can estimate your costs as soon as the type of surgery is decided. Other factors, such as anesthesia and hospital fees, will also affect the cost. To make your surgery more affordable, we can offer a number of no-interest financing options at our clinic. Let our administrative team know if you’re interested in learning more about the cost of drainless tummy tuck.

Schedule a tummy tuck appointment

Often, women who lost a significant amount of weight have a hard time getting rid of extra abdominal skin and fat. If you are frustrated by stretched-out skin, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe can offer tummy tuck surgery to enhance your silhouette. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art plastic surgery center that provides a high level of care for our clients in Dallas, TX. Learn more about drainless tummy tuck recovery by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Dauwe.

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