Tummy tuck, have pain - is it a seroma?

Hi, I'm 2 weeks 4 days post op from my tummy tuck & lipo, for the last four days have had really sore, tender raw stingy feeling inside my tummy, the size of 3 saucers in a triangle shape from my pubic bone around to both sides of my belly button , funny way to explain the pain & size but that's the only way I can think of it, I'm also thinking it could be seromas, but do seroma give off this kind of pain too ???

Doctor Answers 2

Seroma after Tummy Tuck

No seromas in and of themselves don't cause pain.  It is a painless collection of fluid.  It is entirely normal to have pain 2 weeks out, especially as you increase your activity level.  It is always best to bring your concerns to your surgeon, so he can examine you and determine if a seroma is present or not.


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I appreciate your question.

Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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