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4 Reasons a Traditional Tummy Tuck Feels Old-Fashioned

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Tummy tucks techniques have evolved over time, and today’s modern options offer a multitude of benefits over traditional methods. Here’s a deeper look into the revolutionary C.L.A.S.S.® Tummy Tuck and the many benefits this drain-free tummy tuck offers over old fashioned abdominoplasty.

1. Modern Methods Offer Superior Results

Because traditional methods do not incorporate liposuction, there’s limited ability to address the side and back portions of the waistline. The end result is that traditional tummy tucks can often create and unnaturally flat stomach that lacks desirable curves and contours. The C.L.A.S.S.® tummy tuck incorporates liposuction and gives the plastic surgeon further creative license to target stubborn fat and enhance the 360-degree appearance of the midsection.

2. Requires Post-Surgical Drains

One of the biggest downsides to traditional abdominoplasty is the need for post-surgical drains. The C.L.A.S.S.® Tummy Tuck utilizes a unique stitching technique that alleviates the need for drains and the mess and hassle of cleaning them during recovery. All in all, the absence of drains contributes to a more pleasant and comfortable recovery.

3. Lengthy, Uncomfortable Recovery

Traditional abdominoplasty has carried a reputation of being a very difficult surgery to recover from, however the suturing technique used in the C.L.A.S.S.® tummy tuck reduces tension at the incision site, allowing for a faster, easier recovery. This in combination with the absence of drains contributes to a more pleasant recovery than is possible with traditional methods.

4. Higher Risk of Seroma

Seroma, the buildup of fluids after tissue disruption, increases the risk of infection and was a common risk associated with traditional tummy tucks. The C.L.A.S.S.® tummy tuck uses a layered stitching method which greatly reduces the likelihood of seroma, improving comfort during recovery and lowering the risk of infection.

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