There are techniques available that a few surgeons use in an attempt to reduce fluid accumulation and seroma formation after abdominoplasty. Some are brave enough to eliminate the use of drains. However, there remains a risk of fluid accumulation after surgery when no drains are placed. This may required draining the fluid frequently from patients with a large bore needles, often on a daily or every other day basis. I prefer to have a drain in placed to reduce this risk.
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