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TUMMY TUCK REVISION

Deciding to have a tummy tuck surgery was a huge deal. You spent time thoroughly researching the procedure and choose a good surgeon. Even 12 months have passed, and you don’t like the results, don’t worry about it. Tummy tuck revision is a surgical procedure that helps to address problems that have arisen from the initial tummy tuck surgery.

What is a tummy tuck revision?

 Tummy tuck surgery (also called abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that removes extra fat from the lower and middle abdomen. Tummy tuck surgery can also flatten the abdominal area and tighten separate abdominal muscles. After tummy tuck surgery, people recommend having a tummy tuck revision surgery for different reasons, including Post-operative weight loss or weight gain or weight loss, a new pregnancy, or because they’re unhappy with the results from the first tummy tuck procedure.

 Why you may need to get tummy tuck revision surgery?

1. Scar revision: The final look and outcome of your tummy tuck scars will depend on the genetics of your scar formation and how your body heals. Although there are unique surgical procedures to reduce scarring, scar thickening and malposition can still occur. In certain cases, the Cosmetic Surgeon will be able to change the location of the scar, but this will depend on the skin tone and the amount of residual skin you have.

2. Umbilical distortion: Your umbilicus (belly button) can become distorted due to;

  • A visible scar around the umbilic will become noticeable if the umbilic is not rendered deep enough.
  • Umbilical stenosis. This occurs when the umbilicus becomes small after surgery.
  • An elongated slit emerges when too much skin has been removed, increasing the tension of the closure. When a new umbilic is formed, the vertical pull of the skin causes the shape to change from a round to an elliptical and elongated shape.
  • Extended umbilics can occur for a variety of reasons, including stretched skin in the radial direction, due to an inherent laxity of the skin, or if the new umbilic is not properly dimensioned. It is important to remember that the belly button should be no larger than 1.5 cm in vertical and horizontal measurements.

3. Unsatisfactory overall appearance of the tummy tuck: Some patients with a tummy tuck need to have raised abdominal skin to recreate the contours of the abdomen. It is important to remember that if you need to do so, the abdominal scar would be higher than average due to excess skin that has been already excreted.

4. Epigastric bulginess: You would have a bulging abdominal area if the stitching of the abdominal wall muscles above your belly button has not been appropriate. To address this problem, your Cosmetic Surgeon will suture the abdominal wall from the lower part of the chest to the lower part of the abdomen.

Experience is the most significant factor in the choice of a cosmetic surgeon for any surgical procedure. We recommend that you look for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who conducts the test procedure regularly and has proven safe outcomes. To have revision Tummy Tuck with our board-certified surgeon contact us!

I HATE MY BODY, IS PLASTIC SURGERY THE SOLUTION TO THAT?

Plastic surgery sounds like a simple way to fix something unhappy with the body. MAYCLINIK may be the right answer, but there are many things to consider first. There are many advantages to plastic surgery, but there are many incorrect explanations for plastic surgery too. If you hate your body, plastic surgery might be the solution, but you need to know if you can solve your problem in another way. Although plastic surgery has changed many people’s lives, there are those who have come to regret it. Psychology Today states that many plastic surgeons are aware that patients often have unreasonable expectations and feel that their issues are growing following a procedure that should have fixed their problems.

Why Do You Hate Your Body?

 Are you unhappy with your weight? Instead of rushing to get a tummy tuck or liposuction, first, try hitting your problem areas with some diet and exercise. Although some cosmetic surgery can fix your problems, if you continue to have the habits that caused your problem areas, you’ll see them again soon. In other words, plastic surgery can only be a temporary repair. If you’ve tried your diet and exercise, and your trouble areas won’t vanish, plastic surgery might be a suitable option.

What if you have a deformity? Or is there a part of your body that you hate, and diet and exercise won’t cure it, like your nose, for example? If you’ve been dealing with this dilemma for years and see Rhinoplasty surgery as the only way out, it may be. On the other hand, if anyone tells you there’s something wrong with your body, that’s one of the wrong reasons to get under the knife. Instead, you may need to focus on building your self-esteem before you make that big decision. You’re the one who has to live with your body.

The other wrong excuse to go under the knife is revenge. Many women enter our office looking for surgery to “get back” at their exes. We predict that 20 percent of his new patients have recently been divorced. We recommend that his patients wait until they are in a good mental state before committing to plastic surgery. When you’re looking for plastic surgery, note that a good plastic surgeon would make sure that you have the surgery for the right reasons and make sure that you make a decision that makes you happy.

 Good Reasons to Have Plastic Surgery

 Whether plastic surgery is a good reason depends on who you’re asking for. We live in a world that puts great importance on appearance. Today, many men and women have undergone plastic surgery, and they have no reservations over their choices. Plastic surgery is often referred to as reconstructive. Healing Meditations goes into some detail on the main reasons.

Were you in an accident that left you disfigured? Have you had cancer? Many plastic surgery patients are breast cancer survivors who have had mastectomies. Reconstructive surgery may help with healing and trauma. Have you lost a significant amount of weight? Although weight loss is a wonderful thing, occasionally it can leave some unsightly excess skin behind. Plastic surgery to remove excess skin can be the ideal end to your weight loss journey.

What if you think carefully about the pros and cons and conclude that you hate that part of your body? Then, by all means, plastic surgery may just be right for you. If you are considering some operations such as Rhinoplasty, your plastic surgery with MAYCLINIK will not fail to disappoint if you’ve made the right decision.

SKIN CARE: BRACING THE COLD

It’s getting cold again, and that means ‘this season for dry, itchy and irritated skin. Whether it’s a long hot shower or a cozy fire, most of our attempts to remain warm during the winter months deprive our skin of its natural moisture and result in dry, uncomfortable skin all season. Contrary to what people might think, it’s not the cold temperatures that dry us the most – the true culprit is the lack of indoor moisture that causes our skin’s moisture to evaporate easily, although it doesn’t help to deal with these harsh winter conditions every day. Luckily, there are a handful of simple tweaks that we can make to our daily skincare routine to keep your skin nourished and supple all winter long. Take a look at the tips below to see how you can help fight dryness and other underlying skin problems this winter!

Moisturizing Is Key

 Moisture – and a lot of it – is the most important factor for preserving healthy skin this winter.  Although it is true that drinking plenty of water and remaining hydrated is vital to the wellbeing of our body, skin, and cells, it is sadly not very effective in helping to fix the dry areas of our skin during the colder seasons. The quickest way to cope with winter dryness is to invest in a decent everyday moisturizer. You’re not going to need a thick or heavy cream to see the effects, you’re only going to want a product that fits your particular skin type. The most important thing is to ensure that your product contains appropriate hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic or lactic acid. Ideally, you can moisturize at least twice a day, with some of the ideal periods right after a shower or just before bedtime. Applying before bedtime will give your skin enough time to absorb moisture and fix itself while you’re asleep.

Humidify

 When the temperature drops, the well-being of our skin will sometimes go back to the back burner, while we keep our top priority warm. Heating indoors like space heaters, sitting near a fireplace, wood-burning ovens, and even regular central heating all minimize the amount of moisture in our environments. It can also lead to chapped lips, or a dry nose and throat. The most efficient way to restore moisture to the air is by investing in a humidifier. Hold it close to your bed for the best performance or invest in several homes or office units! Other ways to minimize air dryness include changing your thermostat to lower temperatures or switching out space heaters and fireplaces for blankets and extra layers. Stay cozy, not dried out!

Gentle Care

Many of us are not aware that certain elements of our daily self-care routine do more damage to our skin than good in the winter months. Skin dryness in the cold increases irritation and irritability, so it does not benefit from the same regimen you use for the rest of the year. For example, you may be tempted to take a long hot bath to get rid of your chills. But taking a hot bath or a shower is particularly harmful this time of year, as it strips the skin of the natural oils and moisture it desperately needs. Instead, take a warm bath or shower for no longer than five to ten minutes. After that, don’t forget to moisturize!

When in the tub, you can even be tempted to shave or exfoliate as much as you typically do. Both can be a great way to remove dead skin cells and to expose soft, smooth skin. However, dermatologists recommend reducing the number of times you allow yourself to do this during the chilly months, as it is even more dangerous when the skin is already dry and weakened. By shaving less often, you can break your sensitive skin from further irritation. If that’s not realistic for you, just be sure to use a sharp, new shaver to prevent skin aggravation and use a moisturizing shaving cream or gel. The same goes for exfoliating your skin – you’ll want to limit exfoliating as much as you can during the winter. Squeezing hard on sensitive skin can cause small micro-tears, more irritation of the skin, and sometimes increase dryness and itchiness. If you need to exfoliate, be sure to do so gently and less frequently.

Protection From The Elements

 It might not feel like the sun is doing its job while the temperature is going down, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to think about its consequences! Sunscreen is needed all year round. Having an SPF moisturizer with added protection is a perfect way to treat dry skin and avoid sun damage. If you’re going to be outside, be sure to put at least one layer between you and the cold. Exposure to extreme weather conditions such as cold winds can increase skin irritability and dryness. Bundling up in layers will not only keep you warm, but it will also make your skin happier and healthier.

Oily Skin Needs Love, Too

Both skin types are prone to dryness in winter, even though you are inclined towards an oilier complexion or combination. The decrease in humidity, both indoors and outdoors, takes a toll on all of us. It is important that even those who do not think they are experiencing winter dryness moisturize on a regular basis. It will be better to avoid clogging pores or can skin oiliness with a lightweight moisturizer. Applying these tips to your everyday routine can significantly enhance the appearance and feel of your skin, as well as help preserve moisture in the winter.

BREAST LIFT AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

You probably dreamed of a flatter belly when you lost the weight. What you didn’t know was that you would get flatter breasts, too. If you’ve lost breast volume or you’ve developed sagging after losing weight, come and see us. A breast lift (mastopexy) could be just what you need to return your breasts to fullness and perk. You worked hard to lose weight and deserve to love your body.

Why Does Breast Shrink After Losing Weight?

Breasts consist mostly of glandular tissue and fatty tissue. When you lose weight, the amount of fatty tissue can decrease, resulting in smaller breast size. This shift is small in some women due to a higher proportion of glandular tissue. In other women, these changes can be significant, leading to a visible difference in the size, shape, and appearance of the breasts.

Will weight loss affect your breasts? It is hard to tell as results vary widely from woman to woman. If you’ve lost or gained breast tissue in the past from weight loss/gain, odds are it will happen again.

Do I Need Breast Lift?

If you have a sagging breast, you probably need a breast lift. Here are a few signs that you may need a lift;

  • Downward pointing nipples
  • Nipple/areola below the breast crease

A breast lift does not change breast size. If you’re pleased with your size when you’re wearing a bra, but want to reshape your breasts, this procedure is probably a good fit. You can need to add breast enlargement if you want to increase the size. These two surgeries may be combined to improve the form of the breast, remove sagging, and increase the size with only one operation.

Am I Ready for My Breast Lift After Weight Loss?

Timing is critical if you think about breast lift after weight loss. Schedule your appointment and we’re going to help you decide if the time is right. The following questions can help you decide:

  • Are You at a Stable Weight? – If your breasts increase/decrease in size as your weight fluctuates, they are likely to continue to do so throughout your life. If your bra It’s a safe idea to wait for your breast lift until you get a stable weight. Losing and gaining weight can undo your breast lift results.
  • Have You Hit Your Goal Weight? – Wait until you’re at or close to your target weight before planning your surgery. We know it can be hard to lose the final pounds, but you’ll be happy you’ve been waiting for your breast lift results to last longer.
  • Are You Planning Future Pregnancies? -Pregnancy can dramatically change the breasts. Wait for your breast lift to be scheduled until you’ve done bearing children. Future pregnancies can cause sagging to reoccur. Breastfeeding is often more difficult, and often impossible, after breastfeeding. If sagging breasts prevent you from really loving your weight loss performance, come and see us.

CAN TUMMY TUCKS IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE?

It’s real, the abdominoplasty will make your sex life better! And it’s not just that you look and feel more desirable with a flatter, tighter belly. An unintended benefit of a tummy tuck is that the angle of the vulva is changing by raising the skin of the pubic mound. So not only would you look better, but also you will feel better, too.

Subjective and objective variables were assessed in a pilot study conducted at the São Paulo School of Medicine in 2011. Physical changes in the distance of female anatomical parts were measured. The xiphoid process is the expansion of the cartilage at the lower end of the sternum, in the middle of the chest. The vulvar commission contains the area where the mons pubis enters the labia. But if the distance between these two anatomical features is reduced, the vulva would inevitably be pushed up a little higher. As a consequence, the clitoris is more vulnerable to abdominoplasty.

Two psychological methods were used to determine the emotional reactions of women. The Sexuality Assessment Scale was developed specifically for this study. The SAS consisted of 8 questions presented to the 19 women who participated in the analysis. Six months after surgery, all 19 women reported enhancing their sex lives and their body image. And how fascinating it is that this surprising consequence of a tummy tuck has some scientific evidence behind it now. But be mindful that women with sexual dysfunction have been omitted from the sample to achieve reliable findings and standardize the variables. A tummy tuck will not help pre-orgasmic women. This was a pilot study, meaning that it was the first study to look at this phenomenon; further research would be needed.

However, if you want a tummy tuck for the primary reasons for removing excess skin after weight loss or tighten abdominal muscles as part of a mommy makeover MAYCLINIK is the right place for you. 

WOULD I LOOK LIKE MYSELF AFTER A FACELIFT?

“Would I Look Like Myself After A Facelift? “It is one of the most commonly asked questions during a facelift consultation in MAYCLINIK. The response is yes, you’re always going to look like yourself after a facelift, only more youthful. The goal of a facelift is for patients to feel and look like the best version of their younger self. When people think of a facelift, they don’t want to look fake or different from themselves. We strongly recommend that patients take a look at our surgeon’s pre-and post-facelift images to make sure they like the aesthetic of the surgeon. Our surgeons can achieve normal, long-lasting outcomes by using the most advanced techniques.

A facelift is a surgical procedure that is performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. The surgery lasts from 3-5 hours but can be longer if additional operations are performed at the same time. Commonly, patients will add on blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), chin augmentation, fat grafting to their facelift procedure. Other methods can be prescribed to achieve the safest, most normal outcomes. Fat grafting or fat injections are usually combined with a facelift to regain volume loss in the face. There are several instances in which our surgeons suggest chin implants to boost jowls and strengthen the jaw and neckline. Blepharoplasties can also be prescribed to rejuvenate the upper part of the face, providing overall balance and rejuvenation.

Our target with any facelift is a more youthful, natural appearance. We want our patients to be proud of their beauty and their decision to get a facelift with MAYCLINIK. For more information about a facelift with MAYCLINIK please contact us. We are always here to help you with our associated professors.

3 WAYS PLASTIC SURGERY HELPS PATIENTS STAY HEALTHY

While plastic surgery is not meant to eliminate the need for a healthier lifestyle, it has many important benefits for those looking to enhance their overall well-being. If you are getting close to reaching your target weight and have a few additional aesthetic improvements that you would like to make, we highly advise you to look at cosmetic surgery. According to current research, plastic surgery can boost your weight loss results for several different reasons:

1- Plastic surgery helps people stay motivated to maintain a healthy weight

We’re surrounded by temptation (switching fast food advertisements, being invited out for dinner or getting a drink with friends, etc.) and it’s hard to keep track of our diets. This is particularly true as these diets have not yielded the results that we had hoped for. Several studies have shown that people who have attained healthy weight but yet struggle with stubborn fat deposits or loose, sagging skin recover more weight than previously obese patients who undergo abdominal sculpting procedures.

2- Plastic surgery makes it easier to exercise

Plastic surgery makes it possible for patients to exercise in two ways: first, people who are not embarrassed by their bodies find it much easier to work outfitting exercise gear and going to the gym or the local trail. Second: certain cosmetic surgery operations, in particular, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) make it physically easier to exercise. During abdominoplasty, the abdominal muscles of the patient are tightened, allowing these muscles to better support the heart of the body. This leads to decreased back pain and the ability to reinforce the abdominal region properly.

3- Certain surgeries will help regulate your appetite

Preliminary research shows that many patients who have tummy tuck surgery are getting full after eating more quickly. This is possibly due to the “compressive” effect of their newly tightened abdominal muscles. Plastic surgery can also help to minimize “eating comfort.” People who feel good about themselves usually socialize more and experience greater consistency of mood; this can reduce the desire to eat for pleasure.

If you would like to learn more about how plastic surgery can enhance your life, why not book a consultation with us? We’ll be happy to explain the risks, rewards, and long-term effects of cosmetic surgery.

ALCOHOL AFTER SURGERY

Alcohol is a huge part of the culture of many countries, and many happy post-surgery patients may be tempted to have a few drinks with friends after having had plastic surgery— to celebrate the success of their surgery and show off their new look. Some patients can find that alcohol may ease their pain or help them sleep as they recover. If you have recently had plastic surgery and are thinking of getting alcohol after plastic surgery, think about the following:

Side Effects

Firstly, alcohol can cause swelling in the nose. It dilates the blood vessels and induces dehydration, causing the body to bloat. This lengthens the amount of time it takes for results to show and dehydration can make healing take longer. This is especially a concern for patients who have received rhinoplasty. Dehydration also means dry skin. Dry skin may increase the risk of scarring, may cause scratching and discomfort at the surgical site during healing, and may prolong the recovery period.

Dryness can also make the skin less elastic, making it more difficult for the surgeon to conduct surgery where the skin is stretched like lifts, abdominoplasty, and breast enlargement. Alcohol thins the blood, raises the risk of excessive bleeding during and after surgery, and takes longer to heal. Doctors normally recommend that patients avoid taking any blood thinner for a few weeks before and after surgery, and alcohol is no exception. Bleeding after the procedure can make patients more vulnerable to infection. Alcohol also opens up the blood vessels in the skin, which is the source of redness associated with intoxication. This takes the blood away from the organs and the surgical site, which is necessary for healing.

In contrast to common opinion, alcohol decreases pain tolerance, making recovery more uncomfortable. Also, alcohol can have harmful interactions with drugs prescribed for you after surgery. Although less serious side effects can include headaches, lack of balance, fainting, somnolence, nausea, and vomiting, side effects can be as extreme as trouble breathing, internal bleeding, and heart problems. When deciding between alcohol and painkillers following surgery, you would be much happier and more comfortable to take the drug recommended by your doctor.

Alcohol also improves the effects of sedatives, making it more difficult for an anesthesiologist to give you the correct dosage. Owing to the necessity of proper dosage of anesthesia, surgeons will also refuse to work with a patient who has previously consumed alcohol, but patients are also required to pay for the services they have used and may need to make a new appointment. Neglecting to tell the doctor and anesthesiologist about recently ingested alcohol can lead to a waking up or a painful feeling during surgery. Anesthesia leaves your body vulnerable to nausea, and alcohol just worsens the effect and makes you more vulnerable to vomiting. Vomiting strains surgical sites, especially those on the face and abdomen. This can lead to pain, stretching, and possibly bleeding.

After surgery, eating and drinking water is very necessary to make sure the body is fed and hydrated enough to recover. Nausea makes eating and drinking appear unappealing, and vomiting prevents the body from getting calories from what you eat. It can even dehydrate the body when you remove liquids.

Finally, the post-surgery drinks will lead to very real hangover. Drinking after cosmetic surgery blends only the normal effects of alcohol with typical pain and tiredness. To prevent any of these side effects, doctors generally recommend that you avoid alcohol for two weeks before and after surgery, depending on the type of surgery you are having. Speak to your cosmetic surgeon on how long you cannot drink alcohol and make sure you drink plenty of water during your appointment. Bear in mind that you are following your doctor’s orders for two very good reasons: you want to prevent complications, and you want to see better outcomes more quickly.

GET READY FOR YOUR BIG DAY BY REMAINING MENTAL PREPARED

When the holiday season starts, such stress factors are inevitable: completing all the work on time, booking flights, traveling, visiting relatives, holiday shopping – the list goes on and on. The undertaking of plastic surgery during the holiday season would certainly provide extra time for preparation, rest, and rehabilitation. With all the added stressors of the holiday season, taking the appropriate measures to keep yourself mentally prepared will ensure the best possible experience.

  1. Stay Positive: Fear, concern, and anxiety are to be expected while undertaking some kind of surgery. Although these feelings can be overwhelming, they can be held at bay when you decide to maintain a positive attitude. Do not focus on the negative. Keep yourself positive by writing down and repeating feel-good assertions to yourself as much as you need them. Meditation, prayer, and inspiration will also help to relieve anxiety and keep the spirits up.
  2. Create a Support Work: Whenever you feel afraid, frustrated, or lonely, consult the ones you love the most: your family and friends. Their support will be invaluable throughout the process, particularly after you have undergone your procedure. Building a support network with them would mean that you still have someone to speak to, inspire, comfort, and motivate you, no matter how hard it is.
  3. Get All of the Facts: This is not the time to be shy. Press your doctor or surgeon any questions about the operation long before you get under the knife. Knowing what to expect before, right after, and weeks after surgery will help to ease your anxieties and give you full faith in your doctor or surgeon.
  4. Take Care of Yourself: Before and after surgery, make sure you maintain good nutrition, exercise regularly and have plenty of rest. Also, avoiding significant quantities of alcohol and smoking is crucial to keep your mental health in check. These tasks can be difficult to do during the holidays, but they are crucial to having the most enjoyable experience possible.
  5. Make Your Home as Comfortable as Possible for When You Return: Since this is where you spend most of your time after surgery, it’s important that you feel relaxed and happy in your home. Store all the food, drinks, and entertainment you need before your surgery to make your recovery time as fun as possible.
  6. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Although you may feel some emotional and physical pain during the healing process, remember why you needed surgery to begin. Know that when all is said and done, it’ll be worth it for the result you’re going to enjoy.
  7. Enjoy the End Results: When you’ve finally recovered, it’s time for you to enjoy your new look and move forward with more faith in this new phase of your life than you have ever had before. While plastic surgery can add stress during the holiday season, it doesn’t have to be if you prepare yourself mentally by following these helpful tips.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE DRAIN AFTER SURGERY?

You may have been advised that you may have a surgical drain in place after a procedure, or that you will need to have a drain in place to help treat an accumulation of fluids or to treat an infection, such as an abscess. Getting a drain can sound frightening or overwhelming, but the system may speed up healing and help avoid complications. After surgery, drainage can also reduce pain.

A surgical drain is used to prevent fluid or infectious substances from building up at the site of the surgery. The drain does just what it sounds like: it pumps fluids away and out of the body, much like a plumbing drain. A drain can be mounted during surgery or as an outpatient procedure. Outside of surgery, drains are often mounted in interventional radiology, and the drain doctor uses an X-ray machine or some form of the scan to ensure that the drain is in the right position.

Types of Surgical Drains

There are several types of drains, ranging from chest tubes that prevent fluids from collecting around the heart following an open-heart surgery to small bulb-like drains that apply gentle suction. The type of drain used depends on the type of operation, the choice of the surgeon, and the position of the operation. There may be one or more drains, depending on the nature of the issue.

Discomfort or Pain

In most cases, drains are not uncomfortable to have in place, but they can cause discomfort depending on the size and location. Usually, the pain is mild but the wider the drain, the more likely it is to cause pain. Many people complain that the chest tubes are more painful than the chest incision following heart bypass surgery.

Caring for a Surgical Drain

If you’re sent home with a drain, be sure to cover it, make sure it doesn’t dangle freely or in such a way that it can be inadvertently removed. Some drains can be unintentionally disconnected because they are too large to pull, such as the collection system used to carry the drainage. Some people use bandage tape that can be bought from a drug store to hold the drain near their incision to avoid it from being unintentionally removed. If you do this, be careful not to inadvertently remove the drain while removing the tape. Caring for the drain is very much like performing good incision care. Wash your hands before touching your incision or the drain. Gently clean the area around the drain in the tub with mild soap and rinse thoroughly. Stop swimming in a bathtub because you have an incision that has not been fully healed or a drain in place unless your surgeon says it’s safe to do so. Take the time to check the region around the drain for signs of infection, just like you would have a typical surgical incision.

Removing a Surgical Drain

Drains are designed to be removed without the need for extra surgery or procedures. They may exit the body through a surgical incision, or a small incision may be made specifically for drainage. The drain may have sutures to prevent it from being inadvertently dislodged. If drainage is no longer necessary or the drain is no longer needed, it can be removed by cutting the sutures and gently pulling out the drain. This operation can be performed by a physician or nurse, depending on the type of drain in use and the reasons for the drainage. If any resistance is felt when extracting the drain, the operation will be halted before it can be done safely.

Generally speaking, a drain can be removed when there are less than 30 cubic centimeters (1 ounce) of fluid for two straight days or three weeks after surgery, whichever comes first. Getting a drain removed usually does not hurt, but it can feel very strange as the tubing slides out of the body. The incision is either sealed by a dressing or left exposed to the air. There is typically no need for stitches, but you can stop swimming or soaking in a bathtub for two days. In certain cases, the drain will come from the surgical incision itself, which will begin to heal and close after the drain is removed.

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