This situation is not common. I would suggest to remove the piece of drain that was left inside, which can cause an infection. Contact your surgeon to discuss this matter.
Drain remnant probably should be removed
Thanks for your question. I've seen this once in 15 years. I elected to remove it. It's almost right at the incision site. Honestly, I really don't think it would cause a problem but I didn't want to take any chances. Best of Luck!
Drain tube broke off inside of me
Thank you for your question. It is rare what you have described. But we consider this as foreign body and recommend to remove it. Please talk to your PS
this can happen rerely and I would suggest having it removed. If it can be localized radiographically, pethaps it can be removed thru a short incision under local, or even by an invasive radiologist. Its NOT life threatening, but removal is suggested.
Retained piece of surgical drain
As other respondents have already indicated, it is not common nor it is it advisable to leave the fragment of drain in your body. Typically, the drain runs in a relatively accessible plane beneath your skin. It can usually be removed under local anesthetic in the office. Plan to speak directly with your plastic surgeon and explain what you want him/her to do. Most reasonable plastic surgeons would be happy to remove it at no additional cost to you.
Tummy Tuck - Broken Drain
Thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear of your post-operative drain issue. This is a foreign body which needs to be removed. I suggest having a discussion with your plastic surgeon. Hope this helps.
Hi, Thank you for your question. I have never had this happen. It is certainly not a common thing that occurs. I would be concerned with infection and would certainly not leave it inside of you. I would discuss these concerns with your plastic surgeon.
Contaminated foreign body that must be removed
It is completely uncommon. The difference between this and an implant is that an implant is sterile. This by definition is not. It was connected to the outside world. It is a contaminated foreign body that must be removed.