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angieyoung
liverpool, United Kingdom

 
Swelling/lump 8 weeks after tummy tuck
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I still have have a cone shaped lump above pubic bone 8 weeks after TT. I am concerned it might be a seroma. My surgeon said, at 2 weeks post op, that it was just swollen and there was some fluid that would drain off naturally. If it did not he would drain it off but I do not have a scheduled appointment with him for 6 weeks after that. It has not got any better. I phoned the hospital today as I was worried. I could not see my surgeon but I did see a junior doctor who said that there was no seroma, just that is the shape it will be. She went on to say that every one heals differently. I asked would I always be like this and she said yes. I am very upset. I look about 4 months pregnant. Also the swelling goes right down to my vagina which gives the appearance of 'a man's bulge' in the trouser area if you know what I mean. I am really upset. Is there anything that can be done?

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jhonnys


Plastic surgeon
Coral Gables, FL
United States
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  Swelling/lump 8 weeks after tummy tuck
September 18, 2013 2:57 AM

It is hard to tell maybe an ultrasound and further testing will be good.
For mroe details: http://www.drjsalomon.com/tummy_tuck.asp (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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May 16, 2011 3:47 AM

Posted photos help us advise you. Best to seek additional opinions in person. (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
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  Tummy Tuck
May 13, 2011 2:04 PM

A sonogram can detect the size and volume of the seroma if present.
Your doctor who performed the surgery should be available to you any time especially after cosmetic surgery.
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fi0f3r
  swelling and tightness 10 weeks post tummy tuck
May 30, 2011 7:55 PM

had a tummy tuck 3/5. started swelling in the area between my belly button and incision line. also developed a lump 2 inches above my belly button that becomes very tight when i sit (almost like a stomach cramp). It this normal



 



 

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