Is this a hematoma, bleed, or seroma? Another surgeon for muffin top removal? Surgery now or wait til bleeding stops? (photo)
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I think you should consider the revision. It is not likely you will have the same seroma events and you will have a nicer end result. My Best, Dr Commons
Chronic Seroma after tummy tuck
Being 5 months after a revision tummy tuck and having a chronic seroma has probably allowed you to get a "capsule" formation around the fluid. This is a scar that your body forms around the fluid in an attempt to isolate it. When chronically forming, it will many times need to be opened and have the "slick" scar removed and then refresh the area getting ready to close. Sometimes, your surgeon will need to do "quilting" of the surfaces and this allows for instant contact between the surfaces. Then an abdominal binder is used to compress post op. There are other methods to treat this such as a centerline incision in your abdominal scar and placing a "penrose drain". This is different than the bulbs that you had.
It is great to have a good relationship with your plastic surgeon. Discuss it with him/her and get to a resolution of the issue.
Good luck to you.
It appears that you have chronic seroma. These may be very resilient to treatment and may last for quite some time. In same cases treatment may include opening of the abdominal wound (partially) to remove cyst like structure around seroma. Considering that you have good working relations and trust with your surgeon I would recommend you to continue with current treatment and be patient. Once seroma is resolved fine contouring of the abdominal "deformity" can be done. Good luck.
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