Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 1408–1412 | Cite as

Lymphocele Following Liposuction in the Thigh

  • Qianwen Wang
  • Jiaqi WangEmail author
  • Peng Li
Case Report Body Contouring


Lymphocele has not been reported as a complication after liposuction. In this study, we present the case of a patient who developed a cystic lesion after liposuction in her right thigh. The cyst could contract and evolve. The diagnosis of pseudobursa seroma (late seroma) was first considered. However, lymphoscintigraphy showed that lymphatic fluid accumulated in the cyst, and lymphatic vessel connected with it. The final diagnose was a lymphocele. After interventional therapy and conservative treatment failed, the lymphocele was resected. The subcutaneous soft tissue around the cyst was divided into bundles and then ligated with the purpose of blocking lymph leakage from the lymphatic duct.

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Liposuction Complication Lymphocele Lymphoscintigraphy 


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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Head and Neck Cosmetic Surgery Center, Plastic Surgery HospitalChinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina
  2. 2.Vascular Surgery DepartmentBeijing HospitalBeijingChina

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