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  • Dr. Saurabh Misra - General Surgeon in Bangalore

  • Dr. Saurabh Misra

    MS- General Surgery, FICS, Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery and Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery

    MS- General Surgery, FICS, Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery and Fellowship in Min...

    General Surgeon

    25+ years exp

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  • Dr. Srujan Kumar Bellapu - General Surgeon in Hyderabad

  • Dr. Srujan Kumar Bellapu

    MS- General Surgery

    MS- General Surgery

    General Surgeon

    15+ years exp

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  • Dr. Sapna Purushotham - General Surgeon in Bangalore

  • Dr. Sapna Purushotham

    MS- General Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery

    MS- General Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery

    General Surgeon

    13+ years exp

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Overview

Postoperative seroma is a medical condition in which there is a collection of fluid beneath the surface of the skin. Seromas develop after any surgical procedure at the surgical incision site or at the site from where tissue is removed. The serum or fluid does not build up right away but starts collecting a couple of weeks after the surgical procedure. The common risk factors that contribute to the development of postoperative seromas are extensive surgery and patient having a history of developing a seroma after the surgical procedure.

Postoperative Seroma Symptoms

Generally, postoperative seromas do not show complications but here are certain symptoms of the medical condition that require immediate medical attention.

  • Bloody or white drainage from the postoperative seroma
  • High fever that is more than 100.4°F
  • The appearance of redness around the region of seroma
  • Rapidly developing swelling
  • The warm skin around the postoperative seroma
  • Increased heart rate
  • Great pain

Postoperative Seroma Causes

Postoperative seroma forms after surgical procedures. Though most of the seromas form after extensive surgical procedures, some even form after minor surgery. Generally, the surgical team places the drainage tubes around and in the incision to prevent the development of a seroma. The common surgical procedures that lead to the development of seromas are as follows:

Body contouring like liposuction on the breast, buttocks, arm or thigh

  • Mastectomy or breast augmentation
  • Hernia repair
  • Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty and Postoperative Seroma

The common complication that develops after abdominoplasty is postoperative serum formation. This is due to the use of the local ‘aesthetic pain’ pump that is used continuously. The only way to prevent the development of postoperative seroma development was the open ‘surgical excision’ of serum cavity.

Diagnosis of Postoperative Seroma

You can get in touch with experienced postoperative seroma specialist who would confirm the diagnosis of postoperative seroma and treat the medical condition effectively. Seromas generally have the appearance of swollen lumps like that of large cysts. They may be sore or tender when pressed. Clear discharge takes place from a surgical incision in case a seroma exists. If the discharge has a foul odor or has blood stains, it suggests that infection is present. In certain cases calcification of a seroma takes place.

Understanding Postoperative Seroma

Postoperative seroma is basically the collection of fluid below the surface of the skin after a surgical procedure. Any surgical procedure that disrupts huge tissue leads to postoperative seroma formation.

Postoperative Seroma Treatment

Minor seromas disappear naturally and require no medical treatment. The doctor would suggest medications to offer relief to patients suffering from discomfort and pain. Larger seromas require draining which the general surgeon has to carry out multiple times. Thus to completely get rid of the seromas the general surgeon would perform a surgical procedure. You can get in touch with adept general surgeons at mfine.

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