How do you wear you compression "suit" with the drains in?
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This is a great question! I always provide my patients with two compression garments following surgery. There are some wonderful garment companies available for you to choose from when researching post-surgical compression garments. As for the drains, yes they are cumbersome although a necessity following a tummy tuck. I will have my drain tubing come out from the bottom of the garment opening, which is in place for when patient needs to use the restroom. This allows for compression and comfort. The drain bulbs themselves are then secured with a large safety pin along a nice wide band at the top of the garment which usually rests below the breasts. I encourage you to follow up with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in order to make sure he/she feels the garment is sufficient for your needs if they are not supplying you with one. I do hope you have found this information helpful and I wish you luck!
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