How to Know if a Drainless Tummy Tuck is Right for You

By: James Nachbar, MD, FACS


If you're considering a tummy tuck, you may be wondering if a drainless tummy tuck by a double-board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. James Nachbar at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ is right for you. This procedure is becoming increasingly popular for its quicker, more efficient recovery process. Here are some things to consider when deciding if a drainless tummy tuck is right for you.

What is a no drain tummy tuck?

A no drain tummy tuck is a variation of a traditional tummy tuck that does not require the use of drains. Drains are typically used in a conventional tummy tuck to remove excess fluid that can accumulate after the procedure. With a drainless tummy tuck, the surgeon uses a technique that includes the placement of additional sutures and reduces the amount of fluid that accumulates. This allows for a more comfortable recovery without the need for drains.

Are you a good candidate?

If you are in good overall health, close to your ideal weight, and have excess skin and fat in your abdominal area, you may be a good candidate for a drainless tummy tuck. However, scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Nachbar is essential to determine if this procedure is right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Nachbar will examine your abdomen, review your medical history, and discuss your goals and expectations to determine if a drainless tummy tuck is the best option for you.

The benefits of a drainless tummy tuck

One of the most significant benefits of a drainless tummy tuck is a more comfortable recovery. Without drains, patients are able to move around more easily and experience less pain and discomfort. Additionally, the risk of infection and other complications is lower with a drainless tummy tuck. Patients are often able to return to work and normal activities sooner after a drainless tummy tuck compared to a traditional tummy tuck.

What to expect during recovery

After your drainless tummy tuck procedure, you will need to wear a compression garment to help minimize swelling and support your abdomen as you heal. You may experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling, but these symptoms typically subside within a few weeks. It's important to follow Dr. Nachbar's post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

Choose the right plastic surgeon

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is key to achieving the best possible results from your drainless tummy tuck. Dr. James Nachbar is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing tummy tuck procedures. He has a reputation for providing exceptional care and achieving beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. With Dr. Nachbar's expertise and the advanced techniques used at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery, you can feel confident that you are in good hands.

A drainless tummy tuck may be the right choice for you if you are looking for a more comfortable recovery with less risk of complications. To determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nachbar at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. With his experience and expertise, you can achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.