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Is this really a seroma?
I have had this mass for 4 months. My PS initially drained it the first week and now for 4 months it remains 2.5 inches long and soft. Last week the PS did a laser collagen procedure? Nothing has changed. I massage it daily. Any thoughts or suggestions?


 


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DrMarkEJohnson
Cosmetic surgeon
Kennewick, WA
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Persistent Neck changes  September 13, 2012 3:09 PM

1. Try low dose injection of kenalog into the area (deep placement)
2. Lymphatic massage like synergie
3. Surprisingly enough, I have had some success with topical application of Westcort cream.

Hope this is helpful.
Mark E. Johnson, MD, PhD


arnioldkleinmd
laser/collagen  September 13, 2012 7:58 PM

you defnitely have scarring on your neck from the laser. Using any laser on the neck is problematic. You can see the redness from the laser sites, what is a collagen laser? The laser scar ia also pulling up the platysma in your neck creating weird folds. What type o laser was used


dauriaddauria
Plastic surgeon
Ellicott City, MD
United States
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  September 14, 2012 12:02 PM

It probably was a seroma when your surgeon drained it and now it is scar tissue. A steroid injection (or a series of injections) along with continued massage will likely improve it. Scar massage works but you must push deep and try to squash the scar against the jaw bone to break it up. Scars will continue to soften and settle for 1 year.


arnioldkleinmd
scar tissue  September 14, 2012 4:34 PM

also Botox will relax the folds in the neck which are being pulled by the scar. I also use 5fu/kenalog into scars


arnioldkleinmd
scar tissue  September 14, 2012 4:34 PM

also Botox will relax the folds in the neck which are being pulled by the scar. I also use 5fu/kenalog into scars




 



 

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