An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery in Toronto, is a cosmetic procedure which tightens abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat to achieve a more desirable body contour. This is a frequently requested procedure for both men and women because unfortunately, it can be difficult to shed excess weight in the abdomen through diet and exercise alone.
What Is A Drain-Free Tummy Tuck?
While a traditional tummy tuck involves inserting soft, drainage tubes under the skin to prevent a seroma (fluid between the tissue layers), a drain-free tummy tuck uses progressive tension sutures to hold the skin and fat close to the underlying muscle layer, preventing pooling of liposuction and inflammatory fluids, and assisting the body with natural absorption. Without these sutures ‘quilted’ in place, there is a separation between the skin and underlying muscles, referred to as “dead space,” where fluid can collect, deterring healing, increasing the likelihood of swelling, and leading to additional complications.
Is A Drain-Free Tummy Tuck Safe?
When you seek a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in Toronto, a drainless tummy tuck is as safe as a tummy tuck which utilizes drainage tubes. As with any surgery, there are inherent risks and complications, including a small risk of bleeding, infection, or seromas. However, the progressive sutures which are used to hold the skin in place and offload tension, will minimize risks because they reduce the empty space where fluid may accumulate and consequently, the accumulation reported is typically nominal.
The best way to determine your best tummy tuck technique is to speak directly with a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon. Please contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jerome Edelstein or Dr. Kunaal Jindal, leading drainless tummy tuck surgeons in Toronto.
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