Is There Anyway to Treat a Hematoma After Tummy Tuck?

I had tummy tuck 12 days ago and now have a haematoma where I had a lot of lipo on my abdomen. Is there anyway to treat it to help it disappear faster or is it just a matter of waiting for it to resolve itself?

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Hematoma After Tummy Tuck

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Hopefully  your have or will address this matter with your surgeon. As to possible treatments, they include 

  • aspiration, using a syringe and needle
  • insertion of a drain, through the skin under local anesthesia
  • open surgical drainage.

One thing not to do is warm compresses, which, although they can speed up the resolution, can cause a third degree burn due to diminished sensation after a TT. Most of us who have been in practice long enough have seen this happen.

Be sure to follow up with your surgeon.

Thanks for the question, best wishes.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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