Seroma after Breast Augmentation Surgery
What is Seroma?
Seroma is a build-up serous fluid in the surgical area. The serous fluid is the watery part of the blood. It the same type of fluid found in blisters. Small seromas can be absorbed by the body, but larger seromas almost always require medical intervention. Additionally, a seroma can increase your risk of capsular contracture and infection. Drainage of the excess fluid is usually needed to alleviate the situation. This can be done in your surgeon’s office, and it is a relatively easy procedure. Smaller seromas are often watched to see if it increases in size.
The seroma in the photo is relatively small, and the subject in the photo did not need to have it drained/aspirated.