Swelling after tummy tuck is normal, and the number of drains is not important. The drain should be functional. If there is limited output and no fluid collection, then the drain may be ready to come out. If the swelling is due to fluid collection, the fluid collection should be drained. You will need to have an exam with your plastic surgeon to determine if what you are experiencing is normal. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
I Only Have One Drain from a Tummy Tuck and Still Very Swollen . Is This Normal. I'm Also Not Draining a Lot. Is That Normal?
Doctor Answers (3)
Still Swollen after Tummy Tuck and One Drain
Drain and tummy tuck
Without more information I am n ot usre how to answer this. If you have recently been operated on it is common to have a drain and have swelling.
Tummy Tuck and Still Very Swollen
There is not really enough info here to give a useful answer.
Photos would help, and would an idea of when surgery was and how much is draining. But even with all that info, the surgeons on this site would advise a call to your surgeon who knows you, knows what was done, and has followed your recovery. All the best.
You might also like...
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.