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How to Stop Tummy Tuck Drainage?

At 4 weeks post abdominoplasty, my drainage is still 60cc/day. What else can be done and what likely outcome am I looking forward to at this... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Without Drainage Vs. with Drains?

Does it make a difference on swelling? I notice that people who have Tummy Tucks without drainage seem to be more swollen than tummy tucks done with.... READ MORE

How Much Fluid Should Be Draining After Tummy Tuck?

I had my tummy tuck yesterday morning. I have not had to empty the drains as often as I imagined I would. From 8:30 - 7pm In both drains was 50mL (day... READ MORE

What Color Should the Drain Outage Be After Tummy Tuck?

Just had a full tuck with lipo and have 4 drains. Can't remember what color is good or bad for the drainage. Is dark yellow liquid coming from the... READ MORE

Drainage After Tummy Tuck

Why do some doctors choose to insert drains after a tummy tuck and others do not? What are the pros and cons to both? READ MORE

Is Drainless Tummy Tuck a Safe Procedure?

After consulting a board certified plastic surgeon, I was told that some physicians do not do the drainless procedure because it takes additional time... READ MORE

How Many Times Should I Expect to have a Seroma Drained Post Tummy Tuck?

I had a Tummy Tuck and ended up with a seroma, how long can it take to go away and how many times might it have to be drained? READ MORE

Drain Removed, Now Collecting Fluid. Normal?

I Had my Drain Pulled out a Week After my Tummy Tuck, I Only Drained for 3-4 Days. It's now been 3 weeks since my tummy tuck, my doctor told me I... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Without Drainage Tubes

I'm 38yrs.old, 2children 14&12. would tummy tuck harm tubal ligation?  Is there a tummy tuck available without drainage tubes? READ MORE

Drain Still in and Draining Mostly Blood 14 Days After Tummy Tuck, Should I be Concerned?

I had tummy tuck and breast lift/augment surgery 14 days ago. Recovery has gone great except my drain in abdomen is still putting out 75 cc a day or... READ MORE

How Soon Should I See my Doctor After Finding a Seroma?

17 days post op, drain removed 8 days after surgery after well appropriate minimal amount of drainage. 9days later I have noticed what has been... READ MORE

How Long Does a Tummy Tuck with Lipo Take to Heal?

For a birthday gift, my friend treated me to a tummy tuck- liposuction she treated herself as well. But it was done in her country she healed fast and... READ MORE

Drain Hole Not Closing, Very Painful. What To Do? (photo)

I am 3.5 weeks post op. My left drain hole has not closed up. Last week it started very painful and leaking fluid, went to the PS on Tuesday and he... READ MORE

After 4 Weeks Discovered I Had a Seroma

After 4 weeks post op from a tummy tuck, I was told I had a seroma at my 4 week post op appointment. The PS had to drain the area using a needle and... READ MORE

Is It Common for Permanent Abdominoplasty Sutures to Get Infected After 5 Years?

My stomach muscles started hurting approximately 5 years post abdominoplasty. Went to dr, he said I had a hernia at an old gallbladder incision sent... READ MORE

Incision Opening and Draining 3 Weeks After Tumny Tuck

I had full TT on 12/28/10. Very happy with results so far, except at 2 1/2 wks. post op noticed small (smaller than quater)area at incision line at... READ MORE

If All Around my Lower Incision is Turning Black and Oozy is That Normal? (photo)

I have a 2'' x 3'' area at the lowest spot of my incision from my tummy tuck turning black and in the line of the incision about 6'' of it is also all... READ MORE

Drainage Through Tummy Tuck Incision, Normal? (photo)

Hi I had a tummy tuck and pubic contouring done on Feb. 24th 2012 and my incision ended up getting infected. My Dr. put me on a stronger antibiotic... READ MORE

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