How would I treat a Seroma that has turned into scar tissue on my abdomen? (photo)
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How can a seroma scar be treated?
The hard scar around the seroma is inevitable.
It will take a long time to subside.
I have found in my practice that injection of local anesthesia alone - or with a minuscule amount of steroid - hasten the softening of these hard scars - but no more than 3 injections of very dilute steroid 6 weeks apart or the skin itself can thin.
Ask your surgeon if this treatment might be appropriate for you. Best wishes.
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Earl Stephenson, Jr, M.D., DDS, FACS
Seromas should be drained until no further accumulation has occurred.
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