How can I prevent a seroma from happening? (photo)
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Keep doing what you are doing
I think you've got it perfect already with what you are doing - wearing your compression garment and taking it easy. Too much activity can jiggle tissue loose that is trying to heal together and then fluid can accumulate there (a seroma). By wearing your garment, you help hold the tissue together and by taking it easy, you won't jiggle it loose.
Aside from that, if I was forced to suggest anything additional, I would encourage you to make sure you are getting good nutrients - protein, vitamin C (in moderation), a multivitamin, etc. just to keep your healing on tract.
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