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?
Is There Anyway to Treat a Hematoma After Tummy Tuck?
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Hematoma After Tummy Tuck
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.