Many patients who exercise and watch their diet are unable to gain the abs they so desperately seek following significant weight loss or childbirth. These patients seek out the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure to surgically reattach the abdomen wall muscles together again and regain their flat stomachs. Achieving the same successful body contouring results without post-operative drainage tubes, the innovative drainless tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) provides a cutting-edge option for select men and women.
Abdominoplasty is a proven method for helping men and women with excess, sagging abdominal tissues to achieve a smoother, flatter stomach. The tummy tuck procedure typically involves drains as a method of reducing post-op swelling and fluid buildup.
“Most patients find the most difficult aspect of their abdominoplasty was having the drains during their recovery and although the drain tubes are beneficial, they are somewhat of a nuisance,” states Dr. Ennis. “As a way of continuing to bring state of the art and innovative care to my cosmetic surgery patients, I have begun offering the drainless abdominoplasty option for select tummy tuck patients utilizing the new FDA approved TissueGlu.”
Tummy Tuck Before and After
Tuck Away The Drains with the New Drainless Tummy Tuck Procedure
During a tummy tuck, small plastic tubes that pass through the skin are placed to help prevent fluid from accumulating in the potential space between the fat layer and underlying abdominal muscles. They often remain in place for a week or two and patients are instructed on how to measure and empty the drainage bulbs of the accumulated fluid.
TissuGlu helps transform recovery into a less invasive, more comfortable experience, freeing the patient from the burden of drains and eliminating the risk of drain-related infection. In clinical studies, TissuGlu patients could resume normal daily activities (showering, driving, and returning to work) more quickly than those who had traditional drains.
The drainless tummy tuck is performed using general anesthesia, generally as an outpatient procedure. The surgery will take from two to four hours.
Dr. Ennis Describes the Tummy Tuck Procedure
TissuGlu is a urethane-based adhesive that a surgeon can use to connect tissue flaps made during abdominoplasty surgery. Connecting the tissue flaps with an internal adhesive may reduce or eliminate the need for postoperative surgical draining of fluid between the abdominoplasty tissue flaps. TissuGlu is manufactured by Cohera Medical Inc, located in Pittsburgh.
About Dr. L Scott Ennis
Dr. L. Scott Ennis is one of the country’s leading plastic surgeons. Known for his innovative and minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr. Ennis offers patients both extensive experience and an artistic eye. Over the last two decades, Dr. Ennis has successfully helped thousands of men and women from all over the world feel more comfortable and confident in their body.
He is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery and has established himself one of the top plastic surgeons in the country. Dr Ennis is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons as well as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
While his main practice is located in Destin, Florida, Dr. Ennis’ results, reputation and personalized approach to each procedure are reasons why patients from around the world seek out his care. If you are interested learning more about Dr. Ennis, please visit www.BECACenters.com or Ennismd.com.