I had tummy tuck yesterday and I'm not seeing any draining. OS that normal?
Is It Normal Not to Have Fluids Draining Day 2 Post Op Tummy Tuck?
Doctor Answers (3)
Check to see if the drain is working properly
Fluids post TT
Usually there is still fluid draining. It's possible that the drains are blocked. DId your physician or his/her nurses show you how to prime/strip the drain? If not, you should give your surgeon's office a call.
Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
No drainage in tubes after TT
It is usual to at least have some drainage. My concern would be the possibility that the tubes are blocked. This can be from coagulated blood in the tube. It also can be from a suture kinking the tube.
If your surgeon hasn't instructed you on how to strip and seal the tube, give a call to the office. This can correct the problem if the tube is clotted.
Otherwise, unless you are getting a fluid collection which would cause increasing swelling, you are in good shape!
Thanks, best wishes.
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