Definition - What does Seromas mean?

Seromas are a potential side effect related to any major surgical procedure in which fluid pools together in the body. They occur when there is damage to the blood or lymphatic vessels. While this can occur for any surgical procedure, major cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or breast reduction are a risk simply because of the amount of tissue disturbed during the operation.

TheConsultation explains Seromas

There are signs of seromas. The most common signs are redness, swelling, and pain near the incision site. Another common sign is clear liquid seeping from the incision. However, serious signs include a temperature, bleeding, or severe pain. If patients experience serious signs then they should seek medical attention right away.

In order to prevent seromas, patients should follow the guidelines of their surgeon and take any prescribed medications.

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