- If you have a seroma at six weeks after your tummy tuck, a drain should be put in or
- You can have the fluid drawn off 3 x a week until it stops accumulating.
- A drain is probably easier.
- If the fluid is in areas of liposuction, it can be harder to drain, because there are lots of little channels.
- If there is doubt about where the seroma is located, an ultrasound will help. Best wishes.
Would it be wise to get a drain put back in 6 weeks after tummy tuck?
That is not uncommon. If the seroma fails to resolve after multiple aspirations, a drain will help. This can be placed under local anesthesia and usually takes care of the problem.
Seroma 6 weeks after a tummy tuck needs to be drained.
A seroma, or fluid collection, 6 weeks after your tummy tuck needs to be drained. This may be done with a needle, with a new drain, and possibly with surgery. Leaving this seroma can lead to infection or a chronic problem and poor cosmetic outcome. You should contact your surgeon and be seen immediately to have to taken care of. Hopefully during your routine post-op visits, your surgeon has recognized this problem and has sone something to help it. See your surgeon and have it dealt with or you may wind up dealing with long-term issues and revision surgery.