Is It Normal to Have a Brownish Red Drain After 16 Days of Surgery?

Hi I had mini tuck with lipo suction 16 days ago. The color of the drain is brownish red. What is wrong? Is it normal?

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Brownish Red Drainage 16 Days after Minitummy Tuck and Liposuction

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         If you have a drain that is putting out scant volume of reddish brown fluid, this is not particularly alarming.  Followup with your plastic surgeon.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Is It Normal to Have a Brownish Red Drain After 16 Days of Surgery?

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That is a common color of drainage--serum mixed with blood. It is a little unusual to be draining still after 16 days, but not alarming. 

Follow up with your surgeon, all the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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