Panniculectomy , drains?? How can a doctor know before surgery that I won't need drains? (photo)
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Panniculectomy , drains?? How can a doctor know before surgery that I won't need drains?
I have been performing tummy tucks for over 29 years in Miami, Florida. Many have been done on patients with significant weight loss after gastric bypass, sleeve, bands or just plain diet and exercise. I have always used the patient's belly button and brought it out at its new position on the skin after removing the excess. When performing this procedure in patients after major weight loss, there is a very large space that requires draining for fear of a seroma or hematoma. If you are confused, you shouldn't be. I would advise you to get a second and third opinions. Good luck
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