Seroma/Hematoma 8 Months After Laser Liposuction?

I had Laser Liposuction 8 months ago. When the doctor removed the drain 2-3 weeks later he said my body would re-absorb any fluid. I moved, and 7 months later I continued to have a lump with fluid in it, so I had it aspirated (50 cc). It filled up again so I went back and I have been repeating the process about 10 times now. Anywhere from 20-40 cc come out every 3-4 days. Now for the last 2 times the fluid is not light red as before but dark red, like blood. What does this mean?? I'm worried!

Doctor Answers (2)

Seroma/Hematoma 8 Months After Laser Liposuction?

+1

Thank you for your question. This may be old blood where you may have had a hematoma. Be evaluated with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. I hope this helps.


Danville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Hello

+1

 

 

Sorry to hear you’re going through a complication, liposuction that is common. In our practice we have our patients wear a compression garment to help reduce the accumulation of more seroma. The color of the seroma is normal; you need to keep your appointments with your PS.

 

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.