Can I Personally Remove Gynecomastia Liquid Built Up in my Chest 4 Years After Surgery?

Its been about 4 years since I had the surgery. There is still some liquid build up in a little pocket under my skin. I've gotten it taken out before by a doctor but a little still remained. Can I do it myself with a suringe?

Doctor Answers (5)

Fluid after Gynecomastia Surgery?

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Thank you for the question.

No you should not aspirate the fluid yourself.

Follow-up with your plastic surgeon;  you may require more than simple aspiration given your history.

Best wishes.


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Seroma fluid

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Never ever try to remove seroma fluid on  your own!. This could lead to a major infection, bleeding, skin loss, even a pneumothorax if you are not careful. Only allow your doctor to treat this.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Can I Personally Remove Gynecomastia Liquid Built Up in my Chest 4 Years After Surgery?

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NO! You should NEVER self treat. Best to be under the care of a doctor/surgeon. At least discuss with the medical professional your plans in person. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Not a good ideal

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Four years after fluid should not accumulate.,  If so, then, you have a capsule around t5he fluid that maybe need to be excised. You should consult with you plasrtic surgeon.

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Gynecomastia Fluid Buildup After Four Years ??

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At four years after your gynecomastia surgery, you most certainly do not have fluid in the original excision pocket. That would have long ago been resorbed and/or converted to scar tissue. It may feel like fluid but I can not imagine that it would be at this point. That being said, if you want to aspirate the area it should be done by a doctor with aseptic technique. This is a not an at home treatment.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
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