Will You Have Drainage Tubes After Brazilian Butt Lift?

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Drains not necessary with a Brazilian Butt Lift


Drainage tubes are not necessary after a Brazilian Butt lift. Keep in mind that like all like the suction procedures, you should expect to drain from the access incisions for 2 to 3 days after the surgery. We usually recommend that patients wear old clothes and sleep on the cold sheets to avoid staining their nicer clothes and bedding. We never use drain tubes after he resigned about.

Drain tubes however are very important when performing a butt augmentation with gluteal implants

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Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt lift and need for drains.

The vast majority of surgeons tend to not use drains for the Brazilian Butt lift. Generally drains are used only when open cavities are created or ultrasonic liposuction are utilized. These are not typically performed with this procedure.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Are drainage tubes necessary with a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Hi there-

Most often I do not place drainage tubes when performing a Brazilian Butt Lift, however, under certain circumstances they do contribute to the achievement of the result desired, which would suffer if they were not used.

More than most procedures, it is important that you seek out a surgeon with a great deal of experience in this technique- the determination of the need for drains is usually made at the consultation examination and will depend on my understanding of the patient's goals, the exam, and the volume of liposuction anticipated.

When drains are placed, they generally are removed at the first postoperative visit.

Armando Soto, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Most likely no drainage tubes after Brazilian Butt Lift

Most likely not. A Brazilian butt lift involves fat harvest by liposuction from as many areas of the body as your surgeon deems is needed to fulfill his/her grafting needs of the buttocks. SOME surgeons drain the liposuctioned areas. Others leave the liposuction slits open to allow for the tumescent fluid and any blood to come out and prevent post-operative swelling and bruising while others close the openings. Depending on WHICH approach your surgeon has will determine the use of drains - or not.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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No, it's not necessary. Seek a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of these procedures, has great reviews and photos, and is an expert in this field.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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