Portland plastic surgeon, Dr. Austin Hayes discusses how drainless tummy tucks can help you obtain beautiful results without the need for cumbersome drains.
A tummy tuck flattens your tummy by removing excess skin and repairing stretched muscles. Many surgeons use small drains to remove excess fluid from the abdomen during the healing process. Drains can be cumbersome, painful, and the thought simply makes some people nervous. Drainless tummy tucks have been shown to be safe and effective, without an increased risk of developing a fluid collection.
Portland plastic surgeon, Dr. Austin Hayes performs tummy tucks using specialized techniques called progressive tension sutures. Some of the best plastic surgeons use progressive tension sutures to close the space where fluid can collect after surgery. Sutures help remove more excess skin and take all of the tension off of the incision to create the thinnest scar possible.
Is a drainless tummy tuck right for you? If you are considering a tummy tuck procedure, make sure you find the best tummy tuck surgeon by focusing on someone who specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. Look at their before-and-after gallery and make sure you see results that you like. All tummy tucks remove skin, but top tummy tuck surgeons create a beautiful hourglass shape and they do it without drains too!
Dr. Austin Hayes is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with offices in Portland, Seattle, and Hood River.