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Drainless Tummy Tuck Indianapolis

Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Cosmetic Surgeons in Indianapolis, Indiana

Drainless Tummy Tuck or Drainless Abdominoplasty

A drainless tummy tuck, also known as a drainless abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that extracts fat and skin from the abdominal region and tightens the muscles of the stomach. Removal of stretch marks that are within the skin is also accomplished. Following drain less tummy tuck at our Indianapolis practice, patients can expect a flatter, more contoured, smoother, and more visually satisfying stomach without the use of cumbersome drains.

The Drainless Tummy Tuck Surgery

Patients considering a drainless tummy tuck at our Indianapolis practice can choose either a complete or a partial procedure. A full tummy tuck begins with an incision above the pubic area that extends between the hipbones. The surgeon pulls the abdominal muscles together and stitches them into position. The excess fat is then removed. The surgeon replaces the skin (excess skin and stretch marks removed within this skin) and tack the skin to the abdominal wall with dissolving sutures to avoid a drain. A complete drainless tummy tuck takes approximately two hours and may or may not be performed as an outpatient procedure. Cessation of all nicotine products is strongly urged three weeks pre and post operatively. Smoking before/following tummy tuck surgery increases the visibility of scarring and causes problems with healing.

Drainless Tummy Tuck Surgery Video–More Information from Dr. Janet Turkle




After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Immediately following tummy tuck surgery, the incisions are dressed with bandages. As a general rule, our tummy tucks are drainless as we use an advanced suturing technique which allows for the elimination of cumbersome and inconvenient drains. Patients may experience some swelling and discomfort, although a doctor can prescribe medication to alleviate these symptoms. Stitches are usually buried and will dissolve on their own. The specifics of each procedure will vary among individuals.

Before and After Photos of Drainless Tummy Tucks

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Cost for Drainless Tummy Tuck

The following is what you can expect for your price for a drainless tummy tuck:

Approximate cost for drainless tummy tucks:

Drainless Tummy Tuck Price: $6300-$7300.

This pricing for a drainless tummy tuck includes your surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia and post-operative visits.* There will also be a post-operative garment fee of $85.

Financing for Drainless Tummy Tucks

If you would like to finance your drainless tummy tuck, we do have several convenient payment plans available with special financing. Please see our information about financing for drainless tummy tucks here.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment to find out if a drainless tummy tuck is right for you, or for more information about the surgery, call Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis and Carmel at 317-848-0001 or click here to contact us by using our online email form.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drainless Tummy Tuck Surgery (Drainless Abdominoplasty)

  1. How much does a drainless tummy tuck cost?
    $6300-$7300 for a full drainless tummy tuck. There will also be a post-operative garment fee of $85.*
  2. Where is the incision made for the tummy tuck without a drain?
    A full tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision in the area between the pubic
    hairline and navel. Incision size is largely dependent on the amount of excess skin
    to be removed.

  3. How long would I be off work after a tummy tuck?
    10-14 days. You cannot drive until then.
  4. How long before I could exercise or swim after a tummy tuck?
    You can swim in three weeks or when your wounds are completely healed.
    You can start walking immediately.
    You can begin cardio in two weeks.
  5. Do you perform drainless tummy tucks?
    Yes, tummy tucks without drains are possible in the hands of experienced plastic surgeons. Virtually all of our tummy tucks are now performed without using drains.
  6. How many of the tummy tuck surgeries has Dr. Turkle done?
  7. Can a tummy tuck be done at the same time as my hernia repair, gall bladder surgery, bladder suspension, hysterectomy, or other surgery?

*Fees are approximate only and subject to physical examination and consultation. We do try to keep the fees on our website up to date, however be advised fees are subject to change without notice. Please feel free to inquire about any price changes.

Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgerys’ video content is for informational and educational purposes only. Viewing of these videos should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. As with any health concern, always seek a consultation regarding a medical condition. Any questions concerning the content of these videos may be directed to Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery at drturkle@turklemd.com or 317-848-0001.

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