What Is The Risk Of Seroma After A Thigh Lift?
Added on 9th October 2020
What is seroma?
Seroma is defined as a collection of fluid that builds up in the body and releases during discharge within the body. If this was to build up, it can get worse over time which is why it’s important to treat sooner rather than later to avoid further complications.
How could seroma after a thigh lift occur?
Your progress of recovery after a thigh lift is determined by the surgical technique used for your surgery. How the risk of seroma after a thigh lift can be reduced is through the preservation of the deep fascia, the nerves and lymphatic vessels during the surgical procedure.
The formation of seroma can also be influenced by internal glue and quilting stitches being used.
Is seroma common?
For any form of rejuvenation surgery and particularly at the UK Aesthetic practice, it’s very rare that seroma occurs. There can be occasions where some fluid discharges from the body during the surgery but we’ll tend to let this settle before taking any further steps.
Generally, seromas are rather uncommon during surgery. In rare instances where it does occur, we’ll treat the infected area conservatively and always keep your safety and care in mind throughout.
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During your consultation, we’ll advise you on the risks and complications that could occur during your surgery but these tend to be very rare. This will help to give you an informed decision on whether a thigh lift is right for you.
You can find out more information about a thigh lift by reading looking at our thigh lift surgery page. We also have case study images to show you before and after photos from the procedure of previous patients. Feel free to contact us to book your appointment with us and discuss your options.Back to videos