About 2 months post op, I discovered a hard lump ( size & shape of a roll of quarters) in my upper left abdominal quadrant . Its been drained three times and won't go away. Surgeon suggests wearing tight band to help the body reabsorb but it's still there. It's already feeling tender & swollen again and I'm feeling like draining it is not the option. My HMO doesn't want to help because I went to a private PS and my PS only wants to drain it.. Drained fluid is dark burgundy each time.
Small Hematoma That Won't Go Away 6 Months Post-op
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Hematoma after Tummy Tuck?
Sorry to hear about the competition you have experienced.
Given that you are 6 months out of surgery, it may be that a more aggressive approach should be considered; evacuation of the hematoma and any associated scar tissue(capsule) surrounding it and closure over drains may be indicated. Because of the hematoma's location, this is not a “minor” procedure; it becomes a judgment call best made by the plastic surgeon who knows you best.
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