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Ask An Expert > Brent Moelleken Message Board > can drainage tubes come out at 40-45cc daily without seroma risk

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Miami, FL
United States
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  August 1, 2013 3:32 AM

If you where my patient NO!!! Call or see your surgeon to decide.

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Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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Drainage from abdominoplasty - seroma risk  August 2, 2013 10:08 AM

There is a risk of seroma no matter how much is finally there when the tubes are removed. This depends on patient activity and genetics, and surgery performed, etc.

Eventually tubes must come out or they can cause their own problems, so your surgeon may be making a judgment call as to when to remove the drains.

Make sure to keep in close tough and inquire about which compression garments to use, which activities are OK at your stage, etc.



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