Is It Ok to Have Bleeding at Drain Entrance Site That Comes Through Pants?

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Slight Drainage Around Drain Sites after Tummy Tuck

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   Slight drainage around drain site after tummy tuck is not particularly worrisome as long as it is relatively clear and scant.


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It is not uncommon to have some scant drainage through the drain sites. This should slow down significantly with time

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

Bloody drainage at drain site?

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Thanks for your question. Some oozing at the drain site can be normal. Major bleeding is not normal. It's always a good idea to discuss this with your PS. Best of luck - Aldo Guerra, MD.

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 215 reviews

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Bleeding around drain site after tummy tuck

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It's quite common to experience minor bloody drainage around drain site although continuous bleeding is abnormal and needs immediate attention. It's always easier to just call and see your surgeon about this. You wil have the peace of mind that this is minor issue and continue with your recovery.


Best Wishes,

Stewart Wang, MD FACS, Wang Plastic Surgery

Stewart Wang, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Bleeding around drain

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Oozing from a drain site can occur, especially if the drain hole is not completely closed by the drain stitch.  Check it out with your surgeon.  When the drain comes out, the hole usually seals in a couple of days.  Hope this helps.

Peter J. Simon, MD
Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon

Drainage Around Drain Sites?

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Congratulations on having undergone the tummy tuck operation. Although your plastic surgeon is your best resource, it is not unusual for patients (generally speaking) to have a small/moderate amount of drainage from around drain sites.

 Again, best to follow-up with your plastic surgeon to ensure adequate functioning of the drains and  to ensure that you are doing well overall.

 Best wishes.

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