Incision infection or compression sore? (Photo)
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Skin redness after seroma
Thank you for asking about your body lift.
- A seroma will not cause this kind of skin reaction.
- It may be chafing from the garment, infection or both.
- The garment will not stop the seroma from forming - it will give you support only.
- If you think it is the garment, wear a plain cotton T shirt between you and the garment and see if that helps.
- You should be seeing your surgeon regularly for the seroma unless a drain was put in.
- Seromas reform quickly and need repeated drainage until they stop forming.
- Be sure to check any on-line advice with your own surgeon first!
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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