The first thing you should ask your plastic surgeon is how to reduce drainage after a tummy tuck. This will prevent the drainage from causing the seroma. Your surgeon will explain to you how to remove the drains. You can also opt for a drain-free procedure. This option has the advantage of causing less discomfort and reducing drainage.
While drains can be uncomfortable and difficult to hide under clothes, they can be an essential part of the healing process. They can also save you time and prevent you from taking extra vacation days. You can also reduce your chance of developing seroma by removing the drains. Some plastic surgeons use progressive stitching techniques to reduce or eliminate seroma. After a tummy tuck, patients can shower again in a few days, so it’s vital to ask about this before your surgery.
It can be difficult to hide the drains, especially during the summer months. Ask your surgeon if you have had a tummy tuck or a drain. He can help you reduce the amount of drainage. The drains are a common part of the recovery process and should not be removed prematurely. After the surgery is complete, you will be able take a shower within days.
First, ensure that your body is able to handle the drains after a tummy-tuck. Although the body produces serous fluid to aid with healing, this fluid can also build up in a dead space, causing complications. Usually, 2 drains are placed under the skin. Drains are used to remove excess fluid and blood. Manual suction is created by squeezing the bulb of the drain.
After a tummy tuck, the drainage is normal and is not a sign of infection. However, drains can be difficult to hide, and can even cause the patient to have a more difficult time in showering. The drains are removed between one to two weeks after the surgery. By then, you should be able to safely remove the drains on your own. It is crucial that the surgeon removes the drains because any bacteria or dirt can contaminate the area.
During the recovery period, the doctor will place drains. These are a normal part of the recovery process. You should clean the incision area thoroughly and apply antibiotic cream to it. Avoid touching the incision site with a dirty qtip or gloved hands. A special pad will be provided by your tummy tuck specialist.
You should also take care of drainage after your tummy tuck. The first thing you should do is to keep your hands clean and dry. This will help the drainage to heal in a timely fashion. If your doctor notices any signs of infection, apply antibiotic ointment to the area and let it dry completely. You can also apply a bandage to your skin to reduce the risk of infection.
In most cases, the first drain can be removed after two weeks. The second drain should not be removed until the fluid output is below 30 mL per 24 hours. Your plastic surgeon will have different requirements, so you should keep a log of your drainage to determine when it is time to change your dressings. You can even go for a bath with no drains. A new patient who has had a tummy tuck should ensure that their spouse is satisfied with the results.
Another way to reduce drainage after tummy tack surgery is to avoid the use of a bandage. To ensure the healing process is complete, the bandage should be changed frequently. You should also avoid smoking, alcohol, and alcohol. Limiting your intake of caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and other stimulants is also a good idea. These substances can increase the risk of seroma. It is better to choose a lower-risk option in these situations.