For decades, plastic surgeons used tubes to drain the fluid that collected inside the abdomen after a tummy tuck. These drains required maintenance, limited mobility and caused discomfort for several days or even few weeks after the procedure. Now, there is a more comfortable, less hassle option in the no-drain tummy tuck. Not only is the absence of drains more convenient, but results could be better as well.
A Look at the Tummy Tuck
During a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon removes excess skin and tightens or repairs abdominal muscles that may have weakened or separated to create a firmer, sleeker abdomen. The traditional tummy tuck left space between the muscle and fat where fluid could collect.