Fluid pooch two days post vaser lipo. (photos)
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VASER HI DEF abdomen liposuction fluid collection seroma treatment
Hi CurvessPlease, Thank you for your pictures and history. Overall, you look great after your VASER 4D Hi DEF abdomen! Congratulations. However, you mention a fluid pocket with a "little wave action". This sounds and looks like a serum. Serums are common after VASER 4D Hi DEF abdominal liposuction. I believe seromas are more common with VASER liposuction than traditional liposuction. This may be due to the aggressive nature of the VASER machine and/or its thermal components. Nonetheless, so seromas are common with VASER 4D Hi DEF abdominal liposuction. The treatment of a seroma is fairly straightforward. You need to see your board certified plastic surgeon tomorrow. He or she will locally anesthetize the area and drain the fluid in the fluid pocket or seroma. At this point, the fluid in the seroma is probably some blood and tumescent fluid. Tumescent fluid was the fluid injected during surgery to minimize bleeding, minimize pain, and achieve optimal liposuction results. You may have to have this seroma drained two to three times with a needle. Most seromas are cured with needle aspiration. It is rare that a drain needs to be inserted to treat a seroma. After the seroma is drained, a tight compression is important to flatten the area. Good luck. If you have any further questions regarding healing after VASER abdominal liposuction, please call my office. Sincerely, Dr. Katzen.
Collection of fluid post lipo
Fluid Collection Post Liposuction
It appears you have a small seroma or fluid collection. This is not uncommon with liposuction, as we have essentially separated your skin from muscle, removed fat, and left an open space. For two days post op, you look amazing! Your surgeon will most likely aspirated this fluid with a small needle and syringe. A little added compression in that area will help minimize reaccumulation.
Hope this helps,
Javad Sajan, MD
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