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Possible to Develop a Seroma 6 Weeks Post Tummy Tuck?

I had a mini tummy tuck 8 weeks ago. I wore my compression garment for a 6 week period. Before(with the garment) it was well contured and the skin was connected to my body. I was pleased and so was my doctor. Now with 1 1/2 week of removal of the garment I noticed my skin is more flabby and jiggly. Like jello. This kind is dishearting. Not sure if I have sermona or leftover inflammation.

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Seroma occurring 8 weeks following a tummy tuck

It sounds like you did what you were instructed to do in the postoperative period. Even when fully following prudent recommendations seromas can occur. Without an examination, one can't specifically diagnose this as a fluid accumulation. You should be evaluated immediately by your plastic surgeon. If it does turn out to be a seroma, then aspirations would be indicated.

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It is possible to have a serome after giving up pressure garment.

If it has happened,it may need drainage.Your surgeon can tell you after examining you.

Anup Dhir, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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Seroma 6 weeks after tummy tuck

It is possible to have a seroma at this point, especially because you have recently stopped wearing your garment. If a seroma is the problem and it is caught early, it can be drained through the skin. You need to see your plastic surgeon and have him/her take a look.

Nia Banks, MD, PhD
Washington Plastic Surgeon
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