How Can You Tell if You Have Developed a Seroma After a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?
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Diagnosing Seroma (Fluid Collection) after a Tummy Tuck / Liposuction
Diagnosing a Seroma = Fluid Wave
Ifyou've ever hit a water bed mattress, you will know that it causes a fluid wave. The skin behaves similarly over a seroma. More accurate diagnositic tools include ultrasound or CT/MRI for deeper seromas. Generally aspiration confirms a seroma.
Fluid collection or not?
often times you feel or perceive a fluid wave underneath the skin. If it is larger, it may give you discomfort or pressure. If you have any concerns you definitely should see your surgeon as this can be addressed quite easily. If you delay your treatment it may be more difficult to resolve.
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