Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown offers a variety of drainless tummy tuck options to patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
What is a Drainless Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat is extracted from the abdomen. At the same time, the underlying abdominal muscles are also tightened. This produces a flatter, more toned stomach area. Traditionally, tummy tuck procedures required the placement of drainage tubes, which could be painful and cumbersome. However, we use a more modern technique that does not require drains.
Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck
No matter how many crunches you do, it can be extremely difficult to obtain the six-pack you desire. A tummy tuck is often the only way to achieve a truly flat stomach or give definition to the midsection.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Drainless Tummy Tuck?
You may desire a tummy tuck if you have excess, hanging skin after childbirth, or if you have tried unsuccessfully to tone your abdominals through exercise. The ideal candidate will be in good health and not planning any future pregnancies.
How are Drainless Tummy Tuck Procedures Performed?
Incisions are normally made across the lower abdominal area, and are planned so that they will be hidden by underwear or a bathing suit bottom. Excess tissue can then be trimmed and tightened to create a smoother appearance. Liposuction of the lateral flanks and upper abdomen is often performed at the same time, in order to fully contour your entire midsection. Multiple deep, quilting-type sutures (known as progressive tension sutures) are also placed before closing the incision with dissolving sutures. These progressive tension sutures mean that drainage tubes are not necessary.
How Much Does a Drainless Tummy Tuck Cost in Baltimore?
The estimated total cost can vary from $8,500 to $12,000. Our highly-customized tummy tuck procedures are tailored to your own individual needs. During your consultation, we will be glad to answer all of your questions, including those pertaining to specific techniques that might affect your cost. We will also help you determine the best method of payment based on your needs and budget. Many times, we are able to offer specials that help patients maximize their cosmetic procedure dollars. On other occasions, we may recommend financing through a major credit card or low-interest financing through CareCredit® or Prosper® Health Care Lending.
If you are anxious to look and feel your best, contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown today to schedule your drainless tummy tuck consultation. We proudly serve patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
*Individual results may vary.
*Timeframe for recovery varies by patient.