How often are drains used after breast augmentation? What are they used for and how long are they typically used?
We use drains after very complicated breast augmentations, usually secondary cases and after capsulectomy and also when I place products such as strattice or alloderm. I do not use drains after a typical breast augmentation. Drains in these complicated cases are removed when the drain is getting to a minimal point, usually after 4 or 5 days and sometimes up to a week.