Is fat from a JR drain normal after a full Tummy Tuck? (photo)

I am postoperative day 8 days from a full TT. I have 2 drains in place. Yesterday the drains began to clog with puss-like chunky material. I have no fever and the abdominal pain is improving every day. I finished my prescription antibiotic on my 7th day. My surgeon said this is residue fat and I should not be concerned. Is this common?

Doctor Answers 1

Fat from JP drain?

Although this does look like fat, which would not be alarming, I can't tell for certain that it is not pus, so a call to your surgeon seems in order. All the best. 

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