Have to Have Fluid Drained Every Few Days 3 Weeks After Liposuction

I had Liposuction 3+ weeks ago on my torso... My Dr. now every few days is having to drain (via a syringe) fluid from my lower ab area. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 1

Seroma after liposuction

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Seromas are clear liquid collections that may occur, although rarely, after liposuction. Drainage is important to minimize the chance of developing an infection. They often resolve and compression garments are helpful. Hematomas are collections of blood and that can be drained too, but the color is purple or red.

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