I did have a drainage tube for about a week, and I would recommend to anyone having the procedure to leave it in
for AT LEAST that long, because there's a TON of blood
and water that comes out post-op and I would think it would be extremely painful to have all that swell up inside. I went through countless little glass vacuum tubes in a week, each holding between 6-10 cc's.
The reason I was searching was because I was wondering what others' recovery experiences have been. Thanks.