The traditional method of carrying out a tummy tuck and often results in the development of a space that exists between the muscle layer and the overlying skin. This allows a potential space where fluid can collect and this collection is referred to as a seroma which can substantially slow down the healing process after a tummy tuck. The usual solution to address this involves the insertion of small plastic catheters or wound drains to remove this excess buildup of fluid and prevent complications from occurring. Patients who have a mini tummy tuck do not require the use of drains, making this type of tummy tuck a drain-free tummy tuck.
The problem with wound trains is that they often have to be in for at least 3 to 5 days and for many patients that could potentially be an uncomfortable period especially if you have young children where there is a risk of the tubes being inadvertently tugged on.
What does a drain-free tummy tuck involve?
Fortunately at Centre for Surgery as well as being one of the first UK clinics to carry out the Brazilian abdominoplasty, our surgeons also have expertise in carrying out the no drain tummy tuck surgical procedure. This method of carrying out a tummy tuck is also known as a progressive tension abdominoplasty. This type of tummy tuck closes the potential space that could develop after dissecting the skin from the underlying muscle layer. Special barbed sutures also known as Quill sutures are used to attach the skin to the muscle layer and therefore to close any potential space where fluid could collect. The barbed nature of this innovative suture material allows locking off the stitch which is able to remove the requirement for a wound drain. The use of barbed sutures for drain free tummy tucks is just one of the many advanced techniques which are surgeons use to make the tummy tuck procedure as safe as possible for our patients.
Can I combine liposuction with a tummy tuck?
We are well known for our expertise in carrying out day case tummy tuck surgery and the drain free tummy tuck means that patients are now even more comfortable and with a much quicker recovery compared with a traditional form of a tummy tuck.
How much does a no-drain tummy tuck cost?
Tummy tuck surgery can truly transform your body confidence and virtually all types of tummy tuck surgery are not covered by private health insurance. However, having tummy tuck surgery at Centre for Surgery in London is surprisingly affordable compared with many Harley Street clinics. We are pleased to offer a variety of competitive finance plans through our finance partner Chrysalis finance. Many patients will often tell us that what they initially thought was an unaffordable treatment subsequently became a fantastic investment in their health and well-being. The price of a no-drain tummy tuck will depend on a number of factors. When you are seen by one of our plastic surgeons, you will then be given an accurate price by a patient coordinator who will be there to guide you through your journey of having a no drain tummy tuck