Why doesn't call doctors use drains after lipo w/ bbl? What's the difference?

Are drains more likely to leave a scar?

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Liposuction drains

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Drains are not necessary for all patients undergoing these procedures. It is the opinion of the surgeon if they are necessary or not.

Drains with Liposuction and BBL

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Drains are not typically used with liposuction and Brazilian Butt Lift procedures because they are not necessary. Drains are often used in procedures that involve raising flaps such as abdominoplasty.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

Lipo and drains

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Thanks for the question. Very few plastic surgeons use drains after lipo. I would ask your plastic surgeon why he/she uses drains when most do not.

Drains After Liposuction

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Thank you for your question. Most plastic surgeons do not use drains after liposuction. The compression garment will help your body absorb fluid which may be present. Good Luck.

Why don't all doctors use drains after lipo w/ bbl? What's the difference?

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There is not a right or wrong here, and both approaches can have advantages. Liposuction results are highly surgeon dependent. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of liposuction procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Drains with liposuction

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Drains are not needed after liposuction, although most will drain fluid for least a day. Using a drain under a compression garment might compress and distort your tissue, and could leave an indentation. The risk of collecting fluid, a seroma, in a spot is low with liposuction.

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