The No Drain Tummy Tuck
Though drains are often used to help minimize swelling over the first few day of the procedure, Dr. Cross is often able to use a technique that eliminates the need for drains. This is achieved by using special sutures and suturing techniques under the skin to allow rapid healing without the need for drains. This can be particularly helpful for people with young children who have to get back to their daily activities more quickly and who can’t afford to be slowed down by the presence of drains.
Upon completion of the procedure, patients are placed in a compressive garment. They are encouraged to walk actively each day. Exercise may often be resumed within two weeks.