Traditional tummy tuck surgery requires extensive surgery to lift your tummy wall skin and fat from your tummy wall muscle. Fluid collections, called seromas, are fairly common, requiring a drain tube to remove excess fluid.
If you desire more skin tightening than pUAL liposuction alone, then excess skin can be removed during pUAL. Your skin excess is marked before surgery. Without the more extensive surgery, drains are rarely needed. Recovery tends to be easier than following traditional tummy tuck surgery. The clinical results I have seen are comparable to traditional tuck surgery.
This patient lost over 100 pounds before undergoing the modified pUAL/skin removal tummy tuck.