Seroma / drains after having a tummy tuck?
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Seroma After Tummy Tuck and Drains
But, drains are usually not needed in Tummy Tucks. Although I used them in the past, for more than a year I have abandoned the use of drains, and have been very pleased not to have any serums. How is this possible? By adding another internal layer of dissolving stitches between the abdominal wall and the underside of the skin flap. I certainly didn't invent this technique, but I have been delighted to add it to my practice. I believe that is a better way to do a Tummy Tuck, and that it reduces the risks of infection and seromas, as well as being more comfortable for the patient. Best of luck!
Seroma After Tummy Tuck
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