Development of a seroma becomes less likely the further you get out from your tummy tuck. At three weeks, it is unlikely that you would develop a seroma if your swelling is resolving but it is possible. Be sure to follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions. Congratulations!
Today is 2 Weeks After my Tummy Tuck and Dr Said I Dont Have Any Liquid Can I Still Get a Seroma at Week 3?
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Fluid collection after tummy tuck
Can I Develop a Seroma 3 Weeks after Tummy Tuck?
Congratulations on having undergone the tummy tuck procedure. Yes, it is possible to develop a seroma even after 3 weeks. Continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
Can I Still Get a Seroma at Week 3?
Possible, but unlikely. The further out from surgery, the less likely. Wearing a binder and limiting strenuous activities will decrease the chances.
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Much less likely but still wear you abdominal binder
Thank you for the question. It sounds like you have healed well without issues such as seroma accumulation. The chance of seroma accumulation from now on is much less likely. I would still wear an abdominal binder firmly and refrain from vigorous exercise for at least another 2 weeks.
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Dr Remus Repta
Seroma after Tummy Tuck 3 weeks postop
It is possible, but uncommon to develop a seroma 3 weeks after a tummy tuck. If you had drains postoperatively, and they were removed at the appropriate time, it is unlikely that you would re-accumulate fluid. If you are concerned, I recommend making a follow up appointment with you Plastic Surgeon.
Thank you for your question!
Greory C. Park, M.D.