Tummy Tuck patients who have concurrent flank liposuction are at increased risk of seroma.

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a well established and very effective operation when performed correctly. For appropriate patients, liposuction is likewise a very effective procedure for body contouring.  However, when they are performed in combination the potential for complications certainly may increase. A recent study comparing rates of seroma formation in abdominoplasty found just that (Plast […]

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Mommy Makeover: Just as popular in the U.K. as it is in the U.S.

Plastic Surgery Practice reports that two out of five women would consider  breast or body rejuvenation surgery following childbirth.  A British-based television show called My Face My Body informally collected data that showed that 39% of women would consider plastic surgery after childbirth. The study also showed that 57% of women would even undergo surgery […]

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What is a Seroma?

A seroma is a pocket of clear serous fluid that sometimes develops in the body after surgery. When small blood vessels are disrupted, blood plasma can seep out into the surgical area. Further, the inflammatory process can lead to additional fluid exudate. Seromas are different from hematoma (collections of blood), and from abscesses (collections of […]

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