6 Months post-op. tummy tuck and lipo on the "love handle" areas. is a 4 inch in diameter seroma a cause for concern?
What Size Do You Consider to Be a Small and Large Seroma? (photo)
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From the posted photos you have a moderate seroma collection. It needs drainage or some intervention.
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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.
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.
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