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

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....

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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