4 weeks post tumescent Liposuction, do I have a Seroma in my belly button area or is this normal? (photos)

The drain right above my bb drained liquid first 2 days. I had a total of 6 massages where I was "manually drained" then I had 8 more that only involved a thermal waistband and ultrasound therapy massage. All bruising is visibly gone. I've worn compression garment 24/7 along with foam. I noticed my bb area feels very soft like the seroma videos I've seen. However when I press one area the other does not seem affected. Seroma or do I just have to wait longer to be able to tell?

Doctor Answers 5


You still have some swelling, but your physician will  need to examine you to see if you have any excess fluid.

San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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In person exam required

Its not possible to determine what this is without an in person exam.  The surgeon that performed the operation should see you.

Liposuction/ Liposculpture/ Fat Transfer/ Vaser/ Hi Definition Procedures/Liposuction Revision/Tummy Tuck/Body Contouring

I appreciate your question. Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery. Best of luck! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon

Needs an exam

Hard to say if it is a seroma. Seroma will move like water under the skin. An exam by your doctor will help the most.

Seroma -- Drainage, Massage, Hyperbaric Oxygen, Compression

This needs drainage, massage, hyperbaric and compression.  Please see your physician for treatments.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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