I always thought that drains were essential to avoid infection and the possibility of complications due to the build up of fluids. but surgeon explained us that drains are not always necessary.
I noticed the recovery of Sacha (without drain) was quicker and “easier”.
Jackie had some discomfort using drains, she was irate because she can’t move properly,, had some skin irritation,, the tubes cannot be removed until the wound has healed internally, requiring her to stay bedridden for 10 days.
But the surgeon said Jackie needed the drains bc her TT was just too big.. So I think the technique doesn’t depend on the surgeon but on the patient needs.