I would go to your surgeon.It sounds like a seroma and he may need to do a needle aspiration which he can do in the office.It is painless.
Hello dear, thanks for your question. Seromas develop as a result of damage to blood and lymphatic vessels that occurs during surgery or as the result of an injury. Fluid and cells from the damaged vessels leak into the tissues and form a soft fluid collection. Seromas are most common after extensive surgeries or those that involve disruption of a large amount of tissue, including surgeries performed for breast cancer, extensive reconstructive or plastic surgeries such as breast augmentation and abdominoplasties (tummy tucks), and hernia repairs. Good luck :)
YES! late occurring postop TT seroma or hematoma are concerning. Maybe you were to active? You need immediate examination and possible drainage. Have you called your surgeon YET???
Although drains are normally removed when patients' body does not produce too much fluid, drains may have been removed too soon or patients may have been too active to produce a large amount of fluid.
Depending on the amount of seroma present, it may need to be aspirated.
I would advise limiting physical activity and to wear compression garment until you follow up with your plastic surgeon.
Seroma is possible one month after surgery. If yours is as notable as you say, you may need to have it drained. I recommend you get in touch with your surgeon and discuss the matter.
It is imperative that you seek the advice of a plastic
surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has
extensive experience in tummy tuck / abdominoplasty.
I wish you the best.