After surgery, you may be “equipped” with two to four drains that will be attached to you for a couple of weeks. This protocol may not be discussed in the pre-op appointment. The drains are important to assure a successful surgery, however they are often difficult, awkward and embarrassing.

In this post, Function and Management of Breast Reconstruction Drains, Terri Coutee summarizes her interview with a surgeon about these drains, and links to her video recording of the interview.