Is this a seroma? It's been 10 weeks since Liposuction. (photo)
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Seroma after liposuction.
Sometimes difficult to distinguish seroma from swelling.
Is this a seroma?
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Seroma 10 weeks after liposuction
Seromas usually need to be treated, starting with frequent removal of the fluid.
Return to your plastic surgeon to discuss this problem, determine the cause and set up a treatment plan,if one is needed. Best wishes.
Is this a seroma? It's been 10 weeks since Liposuction.
Fluid after liposuction
Seroma After Liposuction
Seromas rarely occur in liposuction because, in general, liposuction rarely injures the fibrous bands connecting the skin to the muscle. However, in this flank area, liposuction is often done from both the back and the front at times leading to fibrous band injury, and therefore leaving a space that injury fluid can flow into.
Your picture could have multiple diagnoses, but since you state there are 2 pockets of fluid, then by definition, these are seromas. At this point, you should seek a consultation with your Board Certified plastic surgeon as these seromas are easily cured, and each plastic surgeon has his or her own technique for eliminating post liposuction seromas.
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