Tummy tuck: Less pain, more gain
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeonsâ€™ 2011 statistics, more than 1.5 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. last year. Of that number, 115,902 abdominoplasties, commonly referred to as tummy tucks, were performed. Most of these patients had to endure the discomfort associated with drains used for about a week following the surgery, designed to remove accumulations of fluid that collect under the skin after surgery. There is a better way, however, that is more comfortable without the need for painful drains.
Over the last five years, Iâ€™ve developed a specialized technique that offers patients seeking a tummy tuck a more comfortable and safe experience by eliminating the hassle of postoperative drains. Using a revolutionary, new suture technology with tiny barbs along the length of the stitch, and progressive tension technique, I create a â€œVelcro-like effect,â€ closing off spaces where fluid (seroma) could collect. It is a new technique based on an old concept that eliminates drains and the pain associated with them without increasing surgical procedure time. I was one of the first surgeons to perform, develop, publish and teach this technique. It is becoming more popular throughout the world since more patients are asking for procedures that are easier to recover from.
Category: Dr. Allen D. Rosen