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Why are tubes left under the skin after a thigh lift? I read that doctors leave tubes under the skin after a thigh lift. What is the purpose of these tubes? When will they be removed, and is the removal process painful?

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Dr. Ofer Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: They

They are to drain fluid and I have never placed them.

In brief: They

They are to drain fluid and I have never placed them.
Dr. Ofer Rodriguez
Dr. Ofer Rodriguez
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: The

The reason is the surgery opens large areas that can form fluids or blood.
If left to accumulate than you could delay healing, cause an infection, etc. Drainage tubes are the "standard of care" . Hope this answers the issue. Regards dr. B.

In brief: The

The reason is the surgery opens large areas that can form fluids or blood.
If left to accumulate than you could delay healing, cause an infection, etc. Drainage tubes are the "standard of care" . Hope this answers the issue. Regards dr. B.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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