One aspect of the Tummy tuck recovery process is the use of post-surgical drains. Two drains are typically inserted in the abdominal region following Tummy tuck surgery. These plastic tubes are vital for the removal of excess fluid from the body, including blood.

Removing the excess blood and fluids that collect after surgery aids in prevention of post-surgical complications, including hematomas and seromas.

In around one to three weeks from the date of the procedure, patients will return to our office to have these post-surgical drains removed during a follow-up appointment.

Arrange an informative Tummy tuck consultation at our office by contacting us. Experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Lichten will be available to speak with you regarding the recovery process and much more.