had surgery done in Tijuana, MX. I went to the ER a few days ago and it was determined that I have developed a seroma. Just was looking for a general/plastic surgeon in the area that would be open to doing a post op appointment and drainage of seroma. Thank you for you time and assistance
Need Seroma drainage please help will pay for appointment?
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Seroma in buttock
I think it is best for you to call around to board certified plastic surgeons in the area. You can look at the ASPS or ASAPS websites for surgeons in your area. Good luck.
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It is very difficult to assume the complications of another surgeon, your anger will be transformed from the original surgeon to the one taking care of the problem. There could be infection with bacteria common in that country , not here. results after seroma may be compromised, and will need further surgery to correct. Plus cost can be as big as the original surgery if no other complications occur. Surgery for chronic seromas is not uncommon. What was done in the first surgery is unknown.
Samir Shureih MD. FACS
A major downside of medical tourism is that now you are left without a follow up
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You are dealing with one of the big negatives of medical tourism. Comprehensive and long term follow up is very important after any cosmetic surgery. You should contact your surgeon in Tijuana and ask he or she to see you. If you can't get to this person, you may well find that the costs of a board certified Plastic Surgeon in your area to be fairly high due to the medical/legal liability environment in the U.S. Don't delay!
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