Does the Drain Tube Normally Cause Pain After A Tummy Tuck?

I had a tummy tuck 2 weeks ago and the drain tube is hurting really bad. Should it be hurting?

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Drainage tube pain after TT

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It is possible to have more pain at the sites where drain tubes once were or are.  In fact, most patients complain more about the tubes than the surgical incision.  However, without a physical examination is not possible to know if you have any infection.  Please follow the directions of your plastic surgeon very closely and relay your concerns.


Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Does the Drain Tube Normally Cause Pain After A Tummy Tuck?

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The drain can hurt, but any change in status, such as increase in pain should be reported to the surgeon. Best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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