Hi.. Howlong should you let a seroma go (if is isnt absorbing back into the tissues) before you get it aspirated by a needle? How can I get the seoma to go away myself, by heat or warm moist heat? does this really work?
No one can say exactly how long it will take for a seroma to reabsorb but it can be a considerable length of time. Have you consulted your surgeon about this to see what he/she advises ? It would be the surgeon's decision as to when and how to drain this. I had one post mastecomy and my surgeon did not believe in aspiration but put in another drain for a week or 10 days and that solved the problem. After the drain was removed the seroma did not recur.
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