Seroma is a collection of lymph fluid that develops under the surface of the skin following a surgical procedure such as a Tummy Tuck(most common) or liposuction. Seroma sufferers generally experience swelling, inflammation, tenderness, and bruising roughly 7 – 10 days after their surgical drains have been removed.
✔Drainage — The fluid through a syringe. Some may require multiple drainage procedures
✔Punctures (Fine-Needle Aspiration) — By creating several individual fine-needle punctures in the seroma, the doctor is able to remove up to 500 milliliters of fluid. This is a good option for those with larger seroma.
✔Surgical Removal — In instances where the seroma returns despite regular draining and other treatments, doctors may recommend removing the seroma through surgery.
✔Natural Healing — In cases of small and non-persistent seromas, doctors may suggest that the patient allow the site to heal itself naturally. In many cases, the body will absorb the fluid on its own.
The best way to prevent seroma is to ✔choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with several years of experience, while this won't guarantee you'll be seroma free it'll lessen your chances.
✔Compression garment/Faja use is essential to improve fluid flow.