The following question from our forum is from a woman who still feels liquid in her abdomen 6 weeks after having a tummy tuck operation in her country. She is wondering if her body will absorb the liquid or have a doctor remove it.

Date: 06/27/2010 Submitted by: Ana

I had a tummy tuck done in my country 6 weeks ago, came back to us 3 weeks later I still felt liquid in my abdomen, what are the risk, if I don’t take it out. Will my body absorb it or I need to go back to my country and have the doctor to take the liquid out. Ana


Date: 06/27/2010 Submitted by: Tanner


I could never actually feel the fluid inside me when I had my surgical drains. All I felt was numbness. If you think you still have fluid inside you it might be a good idea to go to a local US doctor and have it checked out or drained. A local doctor would be quick and convenient (compared to traveling to another country) as well as providing you a second opinion on your condition. Drain fluids could be a source of infection. Removing the fluid reduces the risk of complications and infections. As to whether or not you body will absorb the remaining fluid depends on too many factors (the amount of fluid, your body, the wound area, your health..) and only a qualified doctor could tell you after an examination. Good luck.