Where are the drain tubes exit point in a tummy tuck? Do they go through the incision or are other incisions made on the belly?
Location of Tummy Tuck Drainage Tubes
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Tummy Tuck Drain Location
Surgeos do both, best to ask your surgeon
Many surgeons use two drains for tummy tucks. Years ago, I found that by preserving some of the tissue on the abdominal wall, the risk of fluid accumulation (seroma) is greatly reduced. I only use one drain. I prefer to have this drain exit the wound in the right pubic portion so there is no additional scar. However, many surgeons use a separate drain hole. The scar is usually low down within the bikini area and not exposed.
Where do the drains come out after a tummy tuck?
Some surgeon have the drains come out the sides of the tummy tuck incision while other prefer to have it come out below your incision through a small hole in the pubic area. This incision, if made, is very discrete after it heals.
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Where do the drains go?
i favor bringing the drains out through the ends of the incision, however, small wounds can be made in relatively inconspicuous areas to allow the drain to not interfere with healing. I don't think it's a big issue either way. if you feel strongly discuss it with your surgeon, they will probably be happy to accomodate you with this detail.