There are few things worse— a cockroach in your dinner included— than having to deal with a drain after getting a tummy tuck. For two weeks following your tummy tuck, however, you will have to have a drain placed in between the muscle and the skin to prevent fluid from building up. Not only can a drain be a complete nuisance but it can also be somewhat painful as well. Luckily, Dr. York Yates knows just how badly his patients hate the drain and offers a drain-free tummy tuck procedure. Sound too good to be true? Read on to learn more.
How Is It Sealed?
Because the area between the skin and the muscle need to be closed up, the drain-free tummy tuck involves the usage of a material called TissuGlu. As a strong tissue adhesive, TissuGlu works to prevent fluid from accumulating or tissues from moving— making no need for a drain.
How Does It Work?
Just like with any other type of adhesive or glue, TissuGlu makes molecular bonds when it is adhered to your skin— making a type of barrier in the process. And because TissuGlu is designed specifically for your skin and tissues, it shouldn’t rip off or tear while you are healing.
What Are the Benefits?
One of the most obnoxious parts about having to carry around a drain when healing from a tummy tuck is that you can’t go anywhere without it. Not only that but you have to have it professionally removed from our office— both of which mean that you will miss more and more work. However, with TissuGlu, you won’t have to worry about missing any more work or taking up too many of your sick days.
TissuGlu is an invention that has changed surgical procedures for forever. If you are interested in learning more about this hassle-free way to recover from your tummy tuck, contact Dr. York Yates today and schedule an appointment.