Survivor since 2013
It will be based on how much drainage you are having. I had surgery on a Friday and saw my Surgeon the following Wednesday to check them. She could have removed them since I was having little drainage but opted to leave them until the following Monday as she didn't want to pull them and perhaps put them back in. I did have small seromas drained twice in the next month or so, she used a needle and syringe to get rid of them and was never bothered again with them.