5 months post op with pocket of skin or fluid, right side above incision, won't go away. Can this be fixed? (Photo)
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Tummy Tuck - post surgery fluid
The way to deal with this issue called a seroma is to aspirate it with a needle. If it keeps coming back then a drain needs to be placed. If you really want to know if this is fluid, have your plastic surgeon send you for an ultrasound. This however may not be a seroma.. You may just have a little bit more fat on one side. If that is the case, liposuction of the abdomen about 6 months after the tummy tuck will solve most of these type of issues. Best Wishes!!
Swelling after tummy tuck
Pocket of Fluid?
After a #tummytuck surgery, #swelling can persist for several months and will gradually improve and will look better at three months, six months, and even one year.
For now, I would wait to see what your #BoardCertified #PlasticSurgeon recommends as it is difficult for me to give you my diagnosis from photos alone.
Best of luck.
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