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What Size Do You Consider to Be a Small and Large Seroma? (photo)

6 Months post-op. tummy tuck and lipo on the "love handle" areas. is a 4 inch in diameter seroma a cause for concern?

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Which Treatment is the Least Invasive: Smart Lipo or Lipodissolve?

From the posted photos you have a moderate seroma collection. It needs drainage or some intervention. 

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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6330 Manor Lane
Miami, FL 33143

Seroma after Tummy Tuck

From what you describe, this seroma is noticeable and can be treated. If needle drainage doesn't work after a few tries, your surgeon may consider a sclerosing agent injection. If that does not work, it can be excised.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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2333 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618

Seroma after Tummy Tuck?

Thank you for the question and pictures.

The size of your seroma  is not concerning;  the fact that you are 6 months out of your tummy tuck surgery is concerning. At this stage, there may be a “capsule” around the  fluid collection;  surgical intervention may be necessary if aspiration attempts are unsuccessful.

I would suggest continued follow-up  with your plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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8851 Center Drive
San Diego, CA 91942

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