Abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery used to reduce extra fat or muscle from abdomen area. It has many advantages on the other hand it has some disadvantages also. People opt for it nowadays because they are becoming bulkier due to the modern generation.
Some researchers say that their new study shows that use of progressive tension sutures without drain can decrease serosa rates which in return showing evidence that surgeons should stop using drains in abdominoplasty and they should use the progressive tension suture technique. Drain free abdominoplasty is less common. Newspapers have suggested that serosa rates are much higher nowadays reaching the rates of 2%-30% with drains versus 0.1%-5%, which have progressive suture tension sutures without drains.
Study of plastic surgeons regarding drains of abdominoplasty
Plastic surgeons studied about the adoption of progressive tension sutures without drains from 2009-2015, simultaneously they compared seroma, scar revision wound complication and they compared patients with drains and without drains in abdominoplasty, researchers and doctors say that the use of drains in abdominoplasty will be past when the surgeons will start experiencing the progressive tension technique. Doctors also say that drain free surgery are better than surgery with drains since patients have easier recovery when doctors don’t use drains. Thus quick recovery leads to quick normal life and quick return to work.