3 weeks post-op; is drain hole/site infected? (Photos)
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3 weeks post op, some advices:
At this point (3 weeks post-po) the swelling is normal.
To reduce it, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/Vaser High Definition Procedures/Tummy Tuck Revision
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Dear Sleaved-Barbie,What are your symptoms: whether you have pain at either sites, with or without pressure, is there drainage from the drain site?, is it offensive or not?, do you experience any fever?. In addition and more importantly what is the trend of your symptoms ie. do you find the pain to be improving or getting worse? From the pictures that you have attached, it appears that the drain site is inflamed. If you look at the incisions they are similarly inflamed and this is quite normal at this stage post op.I would encourage you to keep the drain site covered with a post op Opsite for example. I would also encourage you to wash the drain site daily with Chlorhexidine based liquid soap and water. Please clear these instructions with your plastic surgeon. Many thanks and good luck.
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