How long do surgical drains stay in after a mommy makeover?

Is it normal for them to be in for a while or do they typically come out within a few days? Or does it really just depend on the person and how their body reacts and heals?


F, 55, Virginia

There is no set time that the drains must remain.  I like to have my patients keep a running daily total of the drainage.  When the drainage is under 40cc/day, that drain can be removed.

Dr. Ken Stein