Why isn't my drain working properly?
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Traveling for surgery
Since you had drains placed, there must be some plan for a follow-up visit in the very near future.
Your operating surgeon is responsible for your well-being, including managing the drains, unless prior arrangements have been made.
I suggest you contact him or her.
Perhaps they can help you find a plastic surgeon closer to where you live who can help you.
You need to be assessed by a plastic surgeon sooner rather than later.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
Drains are not commonly use of liposuction.
Drain not working properly
You will need to contact your surgeon for instructions on how to proceed regarding your drains. Be prepared to return for a follow up visit. If the fluid is integrated in the tissues, drains will not remove it. Best wishes.
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Needs post-operative care but surgeon in a different state
- Drains are not commonly used after liposuction.
- You would need to contact your surgeon for directions.
- When s/he put in the drains, there must have been a plan on how to manage and remove them.
- Your lower stomach will swell for a long time after liposuction - drains will not prevent this.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes