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Tummy Tuck, No Drains - White Plains, NY

I'm planning on having a mini tuck and my PS...

I'm planning on having a mini tuck and my PS explained that he doesnt use drains. He wants me to visit him once a week for drainage. Is this common??

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Today's your mini tummy tuck! I sure hope it's smooth sailing and that recovery goes well.

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I had a mini with muscle tightening and I hear recovery/pain is elevated w/ musc tightening. The pain was not too bad. The first couple days hurt the most but it's only a 5-6 on the pain scale. The swelling is the biggest issue. At week 2, I was still very swollen....also had a setback w musc. pain and spasms where pain during laughter/coughing was a 10+. Having said that, could walk a mile at day 6. Less swelling closer to 3 weeks than 2 weeks so that depends on what you're wearing. Loose pants or skirt could work. A party at 3 weeks would be more ideal w my situation. Hope that gives u insight. By the way, I was told to "double-up on fish oil" and take 1500 mgms of vit c during my setback. Fish oil is a natural way to help w swelling. Also, lots of protein. I think these things could have avoided the setback in the first place. Good luck to you!
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can you tell me how painful the mini tummy tuck was...was it very painful?Would you be able to go to a party 10 days after?
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I've heard of it, though it seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Here's a woman who had a full tummy tuck without drains. You might want to contact her and see if she can give you some input.

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My tt was 3/22 and there was a great deal of fluid after the first 3 days. I couldn't imagine a week's worth remaining until my 7 days to extract. I would research to find out if there is an increased risk of seroma's without a drain. Having said that, there are Dr.'s who boast of "no drain" tt on their website. Maybe pose this qu. to the Dr.'s who weigh in on this site.
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I had a mini tt on 3/21. I had a lot of fluid comin out of my drain the first three days and now at 8 days it is less. I can't imaging all that fluid staying in the body. Every doc is different though. He knows best.
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