So I had surgery 4 days ago and one of my drains has fallen out and the other is becoming loose. Post op tmrw. Advice on 2 come
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Drain has fallen out.
Drain Issues After Tummy Tuck
Drains are placed to prevent fluid from collecting at the operative site. It would not be unusual to remove one of your drains at the first post operative visit ( depending on the fluid output). In your case this sounds like tomorrow or post op day #5. The fact that one drain fell out today (post op day #4) may not be an issue ,as long as, the remaining drain can be secured . If there is a "tab" on the collection device of the drain, you can use a safety pin to secure it to your binder or clothing.
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