Okay, I know that this is going to sound weird, but damn, I am happy to have those drains out! Let me backtrack.
After the Lower Body Lift, the surgeon places a set of duel drains under the skin that encircle the body. The drains are soft, flexible tubes, each 18 inches in length that act as a wick to remove fluid that accumulates between the skin and the muscle. They exit at the mons through two holes and the tubes are stitched to the skin to hold them in place. So basically, every time you move the drains shift a little, but the major movement happens at the mons where the tubes exit, pulling, not only the tubes but the mons as well. There is no way to stand, sit or lay down without being uncomfortable. (Just use your imagination.)
Today at 9:30am the drains were removed, a sensation similar to something sliding under your skin. Not really painful, but really disquieting.
I’m so happy!