Drainless Tummy Tuck Indianapolis
Turkle & Associates 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.
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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Approximate cost for drainless tummy tucks:
Drainless Tummy Tuck Price: $6150-6550. This will include surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia and post-operative visits.* There will also be a post-operative garment fee of $85.
Contact Turkle & Associates to find out if you are a good candidate for tummy tuck at our Indianapolis practice.
Frequently Asked Questions About Drainless Tummy Tuck Surgery (Drainless Abdominoplasty)
- How much does a drainless tummy tuck cost?
$6150-550 for a full drainless tummy tuck*
- 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.
- How long would I be off work after a tummy tuck?
10-14 days. You cannot drive until then.
- 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.
- 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.
- How many of the tummy tuck surgeries has Dr. Turkle done?
- 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.