Drainless Tummy Tuck

Drainless Tummy Tuck

No Drains! No Hassle!

The Drainless Tummy Tuck, also known as drainless abdominoplasty, is an improvement on the popular traditional tummy tuck. The Drainless Tummy Tuck has eliminated the use of painful drains and discomfort one might feel when the tubes need to be pulled out. In a Drainless Tummy Tuck, Dr. Macias will address abdominal muscle separation that can be caused by massive weight loss or pregnancy. He creates the most natural appearing umbilicus (belly button) as well as improving the mons.

By using the progressive tension suture technique, Dr. Macias is able to prevent any fluid build up from occurring thus allowing the procedure to be done without the hassle of drains. Some of the benefits include:

  • Smoother recovery
  • Less pain
  • Significant descrease in seroma rate
  • Hassle free draining fluid and keeping a log of drain output
  • Better scarring
  • Zero drain discomfort
  • Minimizing infection risk


Drainless Tummy Tuck is a procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. The recovery period varies per patient. Most patients take 2 weeks off from their main activities (work, etc.). Muscle repair is performed, 8 weeks off from exercise is neccesary.