16 days TT post-op. Draining less than 30mls per day has come half out, should I wait to see PS?
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Managing the drains after tummy tuck
Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/Vaser High Definition Procedures/Tummy Tuck Revision
Follow up care
Every surgeon has different protocols for drains. You should see your doctor and discuss your concerns. I would not encourage going to a different doctor, continuity of care is very important. Best wishes!
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Tummy tuck - do I need to see another doctor
- Although I agree with your sister that the drain was best pulled out -
- You do not need to see another doctor tonight.
- You are more than 2 weeks after surgery and the risk of infection is low -
- Let your surgeon remove the drains in the morning.
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