Drainless Tummy Tuck

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A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat around the stomach while tightening the abdominal wall. Typically, drains are worn following the procedure in order to help secrete the fluids that build up during healing. A tummy tuck can also be performed without drains using the progressive tension suture method. This requires multiple sutures between the abdominal wall and the overlying skin and fat to restrict the accumulation of fluid. Doctors report less pain, a lower risk for a seroma, and a shorter healing time. However, this technique requires more time in the operating room and could possibly lead to indentations or irregularities.

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Went in for my TT consult on 01/13/15. Dr. Cochran and staff were very polite and friendly. He explained to me the entire procedure process and expectations. Told me I'll be back to that flat tummy again with this procedure in no time!! Finally I don't have to be shame anymore. So ready to... READ MORE

I've been wanting this for at least 25 years and never had the courage, time or funds as a single mom. Now it's finally my turn at to do something for myself! I'm going in on Monday and I'm getting nervous now that the time has come! This site has been a Godsend, I've read the good, bad and... READ MORE

First off I want to thank the countless brave sistahs who have already gone over to the “flat side” and have posted their stories here for all to witness. I have travelled along with you on your journeys, silently wishing I were you, until, at long last, I am! Without your insight, advice and... READ MORE

Well, I have been creeping this site for some time getting great ideas and tips from others. I thought I would blog to share some of my experience and hopefully someone will benefit from it! It also helps to calm me, as I am a bit nervous about this... seeing other's amazing results inspires... READ MORE

I am excited and nervous about doing this. I have terrible back issues and wonder how I will get through recovery with my normal back pain and without being able to do my back stretching but I am also really hoping that the muscle repair will help improve my back pain. I am going to use the... READ MORE

My motivation was to get rid of my saggy skin and stretch marks around my tummy! I wanted to finally feel like I wasn't carrying around an 8lb baby on the outside! I wanted 16 years to take the plunge as my son is early 17 years old now! I did some extensive research in and around... READ MORE

Ever since I can remember, I have had a big belly (I also have big boobs, but that is a whole other issue that I will one day deal with too- this first). I have been fat, I've been thin, the belly is constant. I'm 5'6 and I can remember at one point, being 115 lbs with a 35" waist. The most I... READ MORE

It's taken me years to make the first consult appt and another 8 months to book, but I've finally scheduled my TT for March 29!! Excited and nervous! I only weighed 98 lbs when I got pregnant the first time and I gained 55 lbs, lost most of it and only gained 45 lbs with the second. Managed to... READ MORE

Oh boy...where do I begin! You all are very inspirational! I am so happy I found this site:) I've been on here everyday reading all your journeys and decided it is time to begin mine. I am 36 years old, I have 2 kids 12 & 14 year old. I'm around 5'7" or 5'8" don't really know..lol I decided... READ MORE

As many of you guys I've been on this site for a few months now reading others stories for inspiration and support. I have that awful overhang on my stomach which I want to get rid of ( it doesn't go with the gym) I am eating well and going to the gym around 4 times a week at the moment. (I... READ MORE

I am a 30 year old woman, married with two kids aged 3 and 1. I have been fat since my adolescence and always struggled with weight and body image issues. I tried so many diets and attacked the gym but apparently my relation with food was pathological. Anyway, I decided to get a Mini gastric... READ MORE

Hi Real selfers, 5 months ago I had some successful cosmetic surgery ( Vaser lipo to thighs)- Fast forward to now and after much research,consideration & consultation, I plan to also go ahead with a tummy tuck ( date tbc).My chosen PS is Mrs. Kat, who also carried out my thigh lipo. The method... READ MORE

I plan on beginning my cosmetic surgery journey with two phases. Phase 1 includes liposuction to my inner, outer thighs & knees and most likely, a fat transfer to my face. I consulted with 5 board certified plastic surgeons before making my final selection. If all goes well, I would then... READ MORE

So far so good! dr.mentz is amazing at what he does and His staff has been top notch! He listened to my goals, his staff is very attentive and was available for me whenever I had any questions. Dr. Mentz is triple board certified and uses exparel and drain less tummy tuck. Which I find to be... READ MORE

I started off getting a consult for a breast lift. I was a 32G and had been busty since I was 16. I hated the way my breasts looked after so many weight fluctuations. After my first consult, I was sitting with the patient coordinator and I asked, "So can he take the fat from my tummy and put it.... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I've been stalking this website every since I put down my deposit in January and it's really been helpful as prepare for this next journey. I have a 3.5 year old son and 10 month old twins (april 2015). I was so blessed to have a vaginal delivery with my kids because I was... READ MORE

I'm the mother of 5 children 4 girls all grown & 1 son 15. I decided to do something for myself after giving my all to my family & anyone else who needed me. I didn't tell a lot of people because I'm a pretty private & controlling person... FYI "I learned how controlling I am in the past 2... READ MORE

I been researching for some time now and finally stop being a big baby to do what's best for me and what makes me happy...im kinda scared but ready I don't know what to do cause it's getting closer to that date???????????? can you say happy I see Dr.Cochran have lots of good reviews so I trust... READ MORE

I was overweight through childhood and managed to finally find an eating plan that would help me shed 3st 9lb off my 5ft 2" frame. I eat healthily and exercise with trainers etc but could not shift the excess skin off my stomach. It's been 10years since I lost my weight and I knew all along that... READ MORE

Ok well im a few weeks away excited and scared to death (thought about cancelling) lol I'm 47 with grown children 5"3 and 134 lbs hoping to drop 4 more :) I have been exercising and am a size 4/5 happy with my size more or less need to tone and build muscle. However it's my stretch marks that... READ MORE

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