Today my tube came lost suction and came out :( , I am terrified of getting a seroma, what can I do to help prevent this now that my tube is gone? Should I be more active or less active?
I Am 3 Weeks Post Op Tummy Tuck with Incisional Hernia Repair, I Have One Drain Still Producing 75ml?
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Drain out but still draining
Your surgeon will give you the best advice but in the meantime wear a tight garment to keep the skin from shearing from the muscles and causing seroma. keep the drain site clean with antiseptic.
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One Drain Still Producing 75ml lost suction and came out
- call your surgeon for instructions
- wear your compression
- maintain current level of activity pending discussion with your surgeon.
Drain out and still draining
You should speak with your surgeon but as a general rule, if you are still draining, even from one drain, that should be sufficient to manage the fluid that accumulates. Please remember that while seromas are undesirable, a surgeon who performs an abdominoplasty should have no problem managing one that might occur. Three weeks is very early in the healing process.
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