In this video, Dr. Amaka, a plastic surgeon in Nashville, TN describes and demonstrates how she uses the technique of progressive tension sutures in abdominoplasty to close off the open space between the overlying skin and tissue and the underlying abdominal wall. This is how she performs a drainless abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in Nashville, TN. The use of progressive tension sutures obliterates the need for drains, as it helps reduce fluid build up. She utilizes this technique also for brachioplasty, body lifts, and thigh lifts. This technique also reduces complications and fluid build up in the long term. IG: dr_amakamd.