What can I do about swelling at a year post op from a tummy tuck?

I am 12 months post op from a tummy tuck. Over the past 6 weeks, I've had a spot of swelling right above my belly button that has gotten worse. I've been checked by my plastic surgeon and PCM for a seroma, they found none. I had an x-ray and an ultrasound, both of which showed nothing. My PCM said there's nothing I can do.  Is there really nothing I can do? It's almost as bad as before I had surgery.


F, 25, South Carolina


If there is no serum and the swelling suddenly came on, perhaps it is a suture that came loose from the rectus diastasis repair or a hernia? Hard to know exactly without examining you or seeing a live ultrasound.