Dr. Repta Discusses Pseduobursa
I had a full tummy tuck 2 years ago with 1 seroma drained twice. A year ago my tummy started feeling really tight beneath my bb, it feels tight and pulls and feels very uncomfortable . I had a scan and a 33×6 mm seroma. It’s very small so why is it a much bigger area that feels so very uncomfortable, it’s Fromm my bb and travels over the the right side and sometimes above my bb ? And what should be done ??? -Anonymous
The size of the seroma can be smaller than the size of the pseudobursa. I have also found the the extent of the pseudobursa is often larger in real life than that depicted on CT scan. Two years post- tummy tuck, I would have assured any one of my Scottsdale patients that their healing is almost complete. My recommendation for you: if you have not seen any improvement in the symptoms of your abdomen following the tummy tuck by now, I would imagine that the pseudo-bursa will be quite stable. The best option, most definitive and with the best result, would be achieved with the complete removal of the pseudo-bursa. Below, I’ve included a video of what this removal may look like.
All the best,