2.5 weeks post arm lift I have noticed a lump under my incision line? (Photo)

So I'm 2 and half weeks post op (arm lift) I have noticed a hard lump under the incision ... good old Google says it could be a seroma. My question is will it go on its own or would I need to see my surgeon. Also is it actually a seroma? I'm not due to see her until late 3 months but I am seeing the nurse tomorrow for a wound check.

Doctor Answers 2

Arm Lift

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It is difficult to tell from the photo.  It could be a suture a deep suture that is coming to the surface or it may be a seroma.  Either of these are fairly common after an arm lift.  Make another appointment with your plastic surgeon and they can evaluate the area.  If it is a suture this can be easily removed in the office.  If it is a seroma you can aspirate the area with a small needle.  Occasionally you have to open the area and allow it to heal in secondarily.  Good Luck!
Timothy A. Janiga MD, FACS

Photo not helpful....

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Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, based on your description this could be a suture granuloma, seroma and/or inflammation. You should request to see the physician for an examination of the area and a diagnosis. Best wishes always, Dr. ALDO

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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