What is a seroma?
A seroma is a collection of fluid. It occurs following all types of surgery but in total body lifting it has been reported as a problem in up to 50% of patients. 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.