I had a drainless tummy tuck 8 days ago.Does

I had a drainless tummy tuck 8 days ago.Does

Renee  |  visitor  |  Ohio
I had a drainless tummy tuck 8 days ago.
Does this look like a normal amount of swelling? My abdomen is so swollen I feel 4 months pregnant!
Before and 7 days post op attached
Dr. Albert Feichter  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Vienna
  • 291 answers
If looks like a seroma. You should visit your doctor immediately.
Dr. Feichter, Vienna
MUDr. Helena Singerová  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Prague
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It looks like seroma, you need to visit your surgeon.
Seroma is very often complication and has to be drained off.
Kind regards
Dr. Helena Singerova
Plastic surgeon Prague
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore London
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Dear Renee, We use either a scarless tummy tuck or a simplified tummy tuck under local anesthesia, in which such problems do not take place. Since tummy tuck was carried out without the use of drains, there can be several possibilities, looking at your post-op picture ( 8th day ). It can be a hematoma, seroma, seroma and hematoma or excessive post-operative swelling, if you are not using any post-op compression like abdominal belt. However, the last possibility is least likely, since the swelling is involving not only your abdomen, but also your flank, hip and thigh areas. You should contact your surgeon ASAP !
Dr Patrick Hsu M.D., F.A.C.S  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Houston
  • 2 answers
Hello and thank you for the question. Your surgeon needs to assess you in order to determine whether the swelling is appropriate or not. Best wishes and good luck!

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