Drainless Tummy Tuck at South Coast Plastic Surgery

Having trouble whittling down your tummy through diet and exercise? Want to have your belly back to how it used to be but don’t want drains? Then it’s time to discover the Drainless Tummy Tuck at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Ladera, CA!

What is a Drainless Tummy Tuck?

A drainless tummy tuck is a type of plastic surgery procedure that combines the benefits of liposuction with the waistline-whittling results of an abdominoplasty. The drainless tummy tuck removes the need for post-surgical drainage, as the abdominal flap is sutured in such a way as to prevent the need for drains. This requires a high level of expertise and both of our plastic surgeons at South Coast Plastic Surgery did advanced cosmetic surgery fellowships endorsed by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

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*Individual Results May Vary 

How Does It Work?

The drainless tummy tuck is performed with a low incision so that the final scar can be hidden in a bikini or undergarments. Your surgeon will remove the extra skin and fat usually from the level of the belly button down to the incision. They will lift the mons and pubic area to make it look youthful. Liposuction is often used to remove fat from the flanks and hips area. Next, the abdominal muscles which can spread apart after pregnancy or major changes in weight are repaired to not only narrow the waistline but also to strengthen your core. Many patients report improved core strength and relief of back pain. Some patients may even see improvements in urinary incontinence. Special progressive tension sutures are placed under the abdominal flap to close the space down in such a way to prevent the need for drains! It requires a high level of expertise that our surgeons have.

Am I a Good Candidate For a Drainless Tummy Tuck?

You’re a good candidate for the drainless tummy tuck procedure if you have a stubborn stomach pooch that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. Many patients have had pregnancies or major weight loss. Most candidates who undergo the tummy tuck procedure benefit from it because it helps address abdominal issues that may have arisen as a result of being pregnant. The best candidates are healthy nonsmoking individuals with realistic expectations for their procedure.

Consultations Are Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at South Coast Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

What Results Will I See?*

Initial results are typically visible soon after surgery and swelling can last for up to a month. Final results can be seen around six weeks when the stomach appears slimmer, youthful, and more contoured. Our surgeons may recommend combining a tummy tuck procedure with a nonsurgical procedure like EmSculpt or CoolTone to reinforce and strengthen your core even after surgery.

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*Individual Results May Vary 

What is the Recovery Like?*

The drainless tummy tuck greatly reduces the amount of time needed to recover, so most patients take about a week off from work. You may need to wear a compression garment for the first couple of weeks after surgery to help reduce bruising and swelling. Patients can resume their normal activities after about four weeks, including strenuous exercise. Our doctors want tummy tuck patients up and walking the day of surgery to improve circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots in your legs that could go to your heart or lungs and cause problems.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation or learn more about the drainless tummy tuck, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at South Coast Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Ladera office directly to schedule – 949-701-4454.

South Coast Plastic Surgery serves the Ladera metro area.

*Individual Results May Vary