Is it OK to exercise with a small seroma? (Photo)
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As long as you are draining fluid and have a fluid collection, I would not resume exercise. I believe the increase in exertion could perpetuate the fluid collection. After your fluid collection is resolved, then you can probably return. Ask your plastic surgeon concerning this.
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Is it OK to exercise with a small seroma?
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Exercise with a Seroma
Congratulations on your tummy tuck! If a patient of mine develops a seroma, I typically do not want them exercising, as this contributes to more tissue swelling and "shear" of the tissue which would stop it from healing. However, this question is best asked to your own surgeon, who knows you and your procedure best.
-Dr. Dan Krochmal
MAE Plastic Surgery
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