One of the most popular cosmetic procedures is a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. One of the complications associated with this is a seroma – which is a collection of fluid that develops post operatively. If it occurs usually the surgeon will aspirate it – sometimes this must be done several times. On occasion it may need to be re-operated on. One new technique is to use tissue adhesives or tissue glue. Even though the studies involving tissue adhesive are few, a review of available studies shows that people who have tissue adhesive used in their tummy tuck closures had the same number of seromas as those patients who did have tissue adhesive used in their closures BUT the amount of seroma fluid was less. More studies need to be done.
Are you intrigued about the benefits of a tummy tuck but are wondering what happens between the surgery and your first beachside reveal? Find out what to expect when recovering from a tummy tuck.