A Hemovac drain is used to remove fluids that build up in an area of your body after surgery. The Hemovac drain is a circular device connected to a tube. One end of the tube is placed inside you during surgery. The other end comes out through a small cut in your skin, called the drain site. The device is connected to this end. You may have one or more stitches to hold the tube in place. You may not need a bandage on the drain site starting 24 hours after surgery.

The Hemovac drain removes fluid by creating suction in the tube. The circular device is squeezed flat. The device expands as it fills with fluid. Ask your healthcare provider how to care for the drain at home.