Everyone dreads drains in tummy tucks. Now, we're down to one very small drain. and that's usually all we use. Every doctor is a little bit different, some use drains, some don't use drains. We prefer to use one very small drain and take it out as soon as possible.

Drains: Are They a Necessary Part of the Post-Op Process?

Dr. Brent Moelleken notes that while every surgeon is different, his practice does use one small drain folowing each tummy tuck procedure.