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Is It Normal to Have Pain After JP Drain Removal S/p Tummy Tuck?

I had my drain removed 15 days after my tummy tuck. Since that time I have been experiencing intermittent "pulling" pain at the drain site. Is this normal?

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Tummy Tuck pain following drain removal

It is not unusual to experience moderate "pulling" type pain following drain removal after a tummy tuck.  As the swelling subsides this sensation should gradually resolve.  If you note any redness or swelling in the area, be sure to let your surgeon know.  Best wishes.


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It is very normal to have discomfort after drains are removed. I would keep your p/o appointment to reassure yourself that everything is healing correctly.

 

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Pain after Jackson-Pratt drain removal

Some discomfort is normal after the drain has been pulled but you haven't indicated how much time has elapsed since then. If it is short-term, then it would not give rise to concern but if it continues you should see your plastic surgeon in followup.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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