Draining fluid in post op visit. Is this a simple procedure? (Photo)
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Draining fluid in clinic
If you do have a fluid collection (a "seroma") draining this in clinic is a fairly simple procedure.
Post-op Fluid Drainage
There is no substitute for a good physical exam. That said, based on your photos, I am not convinced you have a fluid collection under the breasts. Looks like a little bit of skin laxity from raising up the fold under the breasts with the lift. If that is the case, this should resolve by itself over time. However, if you truly do have a fluid collection, it is a very simple thing to drain under local anesthesia (no pain!) using a needle and syringe. Best of luck!
Draining fluid in post op visit. Is this a simple procedure?
Congratulation for your recent procedure. Drains are not very commonly used in mastopexy /uplift or reduction, also in relationship with the surgical technique selected by the surgeon. In the event of a minor collection of fluid, the aspiration - normally performed with a small needle and syringe - is a minor procedure. The chances of the fluid building up again are quite slim.
All the best
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon - Manchester UK
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