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I Am 9 Weeks Post Op from a Tummy Tuck. Could I Have a Pseudobursa & What Would Be the Best Treatment? (photo)

I am 9 weeks post op from a tummy tuck. I've had a large seroma & hard swollen scar tissue below the belly button. They have recently put in a pen rose drain. Could I have a pseudobursa & what would be the best treatment. I have attached a photo.

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How Long is the Recovery for a Tummy Tuck?

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You could have a pseudobursa at 9 weeks. Sometimes these require surgical excision for complete resolution.

What I don't know from the question is how often this may have been aspirated so far. Short of surgery I would usually suggest a try at sclerosis--injecting a caustic material (betadine, tetracycline, alcohol among others) allow it to dwell, and then continue with a suction drain. This sometimes must be done more than once, but it often works and avoids a trip to the operating room.

All the best. 


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