What is a seroma?

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What is a seroma?

A seroma is a collection of fluid. It occurs following all types of surgery but is well described following thigh lifting. If present it can cause excessive swelling and occasionally it is necessary to drain the seroma. I use a technique that limits seroma formation and I usually do not to use drains. I use internal tissue glue that helps to prevent seroma formation and it is very rare with these preventative measures to encounter seromas. When choosing a surgeon one should ask about the techniques used and complication rates for the surgery you wish to undergo.