I'm 3 days post breast reduction. I can hear lots of fluids and air in the upper part of the breasts. Do I need drains? (Photo)
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No drains with air and fluid after breast reduction
I do not routinely use drains after breast reduction. There is a trend away from using drains with BR.Air trapped in a wound after surgery usually absorbs away. It does not need to be drained.Fluid or seroma after surgery might need to be drained if very large or tense. However smaller amounts of fluid will be absorbed by the body.If you are worried you should return to your PS so it can be checked. The pictures do to look as if the skin is worryingly tight but one can not make a proper judgement from a photograph.Best wishes
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