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Get the firm and flat abdomen you’ve been unable to sculpt at the gym – with an easier and more comfortable recovery experience.

What is the Drainless Tummy Tuck?

Our Marina del Rey tummy tuck, also known as drainless abdominoplasty, is an improvement on the popular traditional tummy tuck. The traditional version of this procedure involves the use of drains during the recovery period, which can cause significant discomfort when they are removed. Our version of the tummy tuck requires no drains, so the recovery process is less painful.

The Procedure

During the drainless tummy tuck, Dr. Macias will address abdominal muscle separation that can be caused by massive weight loss or pregnancy. He creates the most natural appearing umbilicus (belly button) as well as improving the mons. By using the progressive tension suture technique, Dr. Macias is able to prevent any fluid buildup from occurring, thus allowing the procedure to be done without the hassle of drains.

Why Choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Macias is an internationally renowned, highly trained, double-board certified plastic surgeon located in Marina del Rey. With the drainless tummy tuck, Dr. Macias artistically sculpts and smooths the abdomen, repairing lax muscles and trimming away excess fat, to create a stomach you’re proud to show off.

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Dr. Macias Answers the Most Common Questions About a Drainless Tummy Tuck

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Natural Belly Button for Drainless Tummy Tuck


The drainless tummy tuck is a procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. The recovery period varies, depending on your individual experience and needs. Most of our Redondo Beach patients take two weeks off from their main activities (work, social engagements, etc.). If muscle repair is performed, you will need to avoid exercise for a full eight weeks.

Am I a Candidate?

The ideal candidate for a drainless tummy tuck in Santa Monica is close to their ideal body weight, but suffers from poor elasticity, loose abdominal skin and stubborn pockets of fat in the midsection. Many of our Hermosa Beach patients undergo a tummy tuck after having children, losing a substantial amount of weight, or simply noticing a difference in their figure due to the natural aging process.

FAQ Drainless Tummy Tuck

What is the cost of a tummy tuck?

When it comes to Dr. Macias’ precise drainless tummy tuck technique, the price range can vary based on your goals for the procedure. Set up a consultation to meet with our team.

What will my scars look like?

Dr. Macias will create two small incisions while performing your drainless tummy tuck – one near your belly button and another above your pubic bone. Dr. Macias will go to great lengths to position and close the incisions in a way that ensures a discreet scar. However, the final result will depend largely on your history of scarring and how your body heals.

Is recovery painful?

Some pain is to be expected following a drainless tummy tuck. However, Dr. Macias will provide you with prescription medication to help manage your discomfort for the first few days of the healing process. If you are interested, call us at anytime to schedule a consultation for arguably the best tummy tuck Marina del Rey has to offer.


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To take your next step in cosmetic enhancement, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Macias. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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