A small drain is usually placed during the abdominoplasty procedure. The drain usually remains in for a few days and then it is removed.

A common type of drain used in the abdominoplasty is a closed system. This means that the drain contains the excess fluid until it is removed, which prevents open draining (directly to the outside) and also helps prevents bacteria from reentering the space through the drain from the outside.

The drain serves two purposes after an abdominoplasty. First, the drain removes excess fluid that collects after the surgery. Second, the drain allows experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Karthik Ram to monitor the progress of a patient’s recovery by examining the volume, color, and consistency of the fluid.

To learn more about the draining process after an abdominoplasty procedure, contact our Chennai office to set up an appointment.