Bruising After Breast Augmentation

Bruising After Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation surgery is a result-driven cosmetic procedure that has benefits hundreds of thousands of people in the United States. It is an advanced procedure that involves fat transfer or implants to increase your breasts size. The procedure restores the lost volume of your breasts after pregnancy or childbirth. 

Most women undergo this procedure to achieve a more rounded, contoured, and improved shape or size. Breast augmentation surgery in Miami performed by a qualified plastic surgeon can also correct breast size asymmetry. It increases the projection and fullness of your breasts. 

In addition, breast augmentation surgery enhances the balance and contours of your upper body, boosting your self-confidence and self-image. When performed by a qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon, breast augmentation is a safe, reliable procedure with long-lasting results. 

However, it has a few downsides, such as numbness, pain, discomfort, inflammation, and swelling during the rehabilitation period. Today’s article will discuss bruising after breast augmentation. Read on! 

Is normal bruising after breast augmentation?

The first week after surgery is the most uncomfortable for women because they experience swelling, pain, discomfort, and bruising. These symptoms are at their peak during the first week. 

However, these are your body’s natural responses to breasts augmentation. Your surgeon will remove drains and sutures after a week, and you will feel most of the swelling, inflammation, pain, and bruising will disappear. 

You can resume your day-to-day activities within seven to ten days. Because breast augmentation involves a certain level of tissue manipulation, swelling and bruising are common because they are your body’s natural response to the trauma after surgery. Bruising is also due to incisions and adjustments made to the breast tissues. 

Besides, these injuries may damage blood vessels in surrounding areas, causing them to pool blood under your skin. Sometimes, blood pooling or accumulation causes purple or black discoloration on your skin. 

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How much bruising is normal after breast augmentation?

The extent and duration of bruising after breast augmentation surgery depend on how carefully and accurately your surgeon has performed the procedure. It also depends on how much breasts tissues are manipulated and how you take care of yourself during rehabilitation. 

Discomfort and bruising reach their peak during the first week following the surgery for most women. A significant among of bruising will decrease after a week. The remaining bruising will disappear or go away over time. 

Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami recommends wearing a compression bra or garment to support your breasts and speed up healing. Compression garments prevent bleeding and stop fluids from seeping out of the vessels underneath your skin. 

Bruising on ribs after breast augmentation

Most patients expect slowly relieving pain after breast augmentation surgery. Some patients experience bruising on the ribs after the surgery. The primary reason behind this is swelling or inflammation of the lining around your ribs. 

If you take anti-inflammatory medications, your chest will feel tight, sored, and bruised. We recommend following your doctor’s instructions to avoid complications, including bruises on your ribs. 

What to do Next? 

A highly qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami has extensive knowledge and years of experience carrying out breast augmentation safely and effectively without any complications. If you need more information on breast augmentation or consult our board-certified plastic surgeon, call us between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday to Friday! 

FAQ About bruising after breast augmentation

Why do I have bruising on my abdomen after a breast augmentation

Bruising is your body’s natural response after breast augmentation. It is a normal issue, meaning patients should not worry about it. However, if you take blood thinners or suffer from bleeding disorders, you will have an increased risk of bruises on your breasts and ribs. 

Sometimes, bruises appear on the abdomen region after breast augmentation. Research shows that this is due to a hematoma, a condition characterized by bleeding under the skin caused by trauma. Hematoma occurs within body cavities, such as the lungs and abdomen region.  

Yellow bruising after breast augmentation

Blood undergoes coagulation when it seeps out of vessels. In simple words, it transforms into a clot, causing a jelly-like accumulation that appears like yellow bruises. It is crucial to consult your surgeon if you experience yellow bruises.

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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