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Jp Drains 21 Days After Tt. How Long Can the Drains Be inn Without Complications?

i had lipo in flanks with a circumferential tummy tuck and fat transfer to butt. i am draining about 75cc per 24 hr period there is no blood in the liquid it appears yellowish sometimes it will be orange. its been 22 days im wondering how long can the drains be inn without complications

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Drains after surgery

If that is your total for more than one drain than you have to do the math for individual drains.  Most of us like to remove then at around 30-40 cc per day for an individual drain.  Sometimes, one can have a hematoma and as that liquifies the drainage continues.  If the drainage has not been trending down, then sclerosing agent is a good option.

White Plains Plastic Surgeon
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Prolonged drainage after a surgery

When you have large areas that are undermined prolonged drainage is not unusual.  There is no set time to remove drains but you should be in direct contact with  your plastic surgeon and allow him to manage your recovery.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Duluth, GA 30097

How Long to Keep Drains

Drains in my experience should be removed no later than 21 days. Drains left longer than 14 days can start to become an irritant and produce fluid.  

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Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Snellville, GA 30078

Jp Drains 21 Days After Tt.

There really is no time limit. Usually the limiting feature is how long the suture holds. As long as more than the threshold drainage (30cc/day for most surgeons) the drain will usually stay. By this time, you might ask your surgeon about sclerosis, injecting some betadine or tetracycline or alcohol (the latter one hurts) to encourage the pocket to seal itself off.

All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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1110 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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