“Hi Dr Repta
I had a TT, w/ muscle repair in Feb 2015 and since then have had to get drained every other month from a seroma above my bellybutton. Now I’m scheduled to do laser lipo to hopefully get the seroma to heal as and close what do you think about this?”


Hello Jenn,

Sorry to hear about your recovery.  A long standing seroma certainly increases the chances of having a pseudo-bursa.  If you feel:




In the area of the seroma this may be an indication of a pseudo-bursa.  I think laser liposuction of other forms of liposuction can remove fat and disrupt scar tissue but obviously it will not result in removal of scar tissue.  I have found in my practice that once the symptoms and diagnosis of pseudo bursa is present only excision of the pseudo bursa results in full relief of symptoms.

I hope this helps.

All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta

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