Tummy Tuck + Lipo draining question. Any suggestions?
Doctor Answers 2
Thank you for your question.There is always a lot of variation in drain outputs. A lot of surgeons have different protocols that they follow when they are determining to remove the drains. It’s normal for the drain output to be high at the beginning and slowly go down. This does not necessarily mean that the drain is clogged rather that the drain output is just going down. Good luck
Drainage after tummy tuck
What you have described appears normal. After surgery, the amount of fluid in your drainage tube generally decreases over time. Continue to strip your drainage tubes to help prevent clogging. If you are still worried, contact your surgeon's office and they will be able to assess further and offer advice. Good luck!
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