Pros and Cons of Drainless Tummy Tuck

Pros and Cons of Drainless Tummy Tuck

Pros and Cons of Drainless Tummy Tuck

Advantages and Disadvantages of Drainless Tummy Tuck


Drains need to be meticulously taken care of, the bags emptied regularly, and the amount of fluid in the bag kept track of. The main advantage here is that you won’t have to deal with this additional hassle while recovering from your surgery.

While drains are an important tool in a surgeon’s arsenal, they can be very inconvenient for the patient. Patients often find drains cumbersome, painful, and limiting to their activities of daily living for the first week or two after the operation.

Drains can also leave extra scars at exit points and are sometimes placed in the pubic area, which can be very uncomfortable at best and painful at worst.

Furthermore, drains have to be removed after seven to fourteen days following the surgery, which can subject you to additional discomfort or pain.

A no-drain tummy tuck can also decrease the risk of other complications like infections. With drains, bacteria from the outside can travel underneath the abdominal flap and cause an infection. For that reason, patients are advised not to shower.


Since there is no way for fluids to drain outside the body, the drainless tummy tuck is theoretically associated with an increased risk of developing a seroma, which is a collection of fluid under the skin that may need to be cleared with a needle.

Some people have a higher baseline risk of developing a seroma. These patients may have better outcomes with a traditional tummy tuck.

However, with good patient selection and proper surgical technique by an experienced surgeon, the risk of seroma occurring is essentially no higher than that of an abdominoplasty with drains.

Another possible concern is that progressive tension sutures are time-intensive, which means you will spend a bit more time under anesthesia. On the other hand, surgeons who opt for the tissue glue only approach can perform the operation quicker than an old-fashioned tummy tuck.

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