I had laser assisted prolipo on May 10, 2013 on my flanks and whole abdomen. I developed a large seroma on my addomen even though i wore my compression garment 24/7. I had seroma aspirated. Went back week later (3rd week) and doctor said to leave it heal on its own even though it still had fluid in it. Now at 5 1/2 weeks my abdomen is rock hard all the way around my belly button (6" x 5" off risen area) about 1" thick. Please advise!
Had Laser Assisted Prolipo- Developed Seroma at 2 Weeks Had It Aspirated Once Now It is a Hard Mass Around my Belly Button?
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Seroma and firness after liposuction and what to do?
This firmness will subside and you will be fine. Occasional seromas are a normal complication of liposuction and after they resolve they are always firm. This firmness will go as you heal. This will take 3 to 6 months. Remember the healing process takes 12 months. Seromas are a complication that can and does occur with liposuction. At 6 months you will be 90% there. My Best, Dr C PS. Time is the big factor here. Massage usually helps but does not speed the whole process.
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