Drains aren’t necessary in the vast majority of patients who undergo breast implant removal. When aggressive capsulectomies are performed in combination with implant removal drains may occasionally be necessary. In this situation raw surface areas may produce fluid and without drains seromas may develop.
It’s important to understand that each patients situation is unique and that decisions regarding drains are often made in the operating room. If you have concerns about this issue make sure they’re discussed with your plastic surgeon prior to implant removal.