Tummy tuck drains?
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James Fernau M.D., FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member ASPS,ASAPS,ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Typically if #drains are used, they usually stay in place 3-5 days but may be required to remain longer.
After a #tummytuck, most patients will be placed in an abdominal #binder, which they will wear the first week. There is usually a fair amount of swelling and the binder should be opened several times a day so that there are no pressure points. After the first 7 to 10 days the patient is placed in an elastic #garment for compression over the next six weeks.
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