Recurring Bruises After Breast Reduction

I Had a Breast Reduction Three Weeks Ago and Almost All Bruising Went Away, Now Im Getting New Ones!! What is Happening?

I havent injured myself, Ive actually been really careful. Just when I thought the bruising was all gone, two fresh bruises(grayish purple) came up and the area is very hard underneath them. Just as FYI, I also have some open areas at the anchor incisions but the doctor put me on silvadene cream. I havent had a chance to call him about the new bruising though because its theb weekend. Should I be concerned?

Doctor Answers (3)

New bruising after 3-4 weeks

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It is unsual to get new bruising after 3 -4 weeks after a breast reduction. I would follow-up with your doctor.


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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New bruising 3 weeks after breast reduction

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IT is unusual to start bleeding and brusing this long after surgery. You may want to see your surgeon and have your platelet count checked.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

Bruising

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This may be due to inadvertent trauma,aspirin or other blood thinning medications.I would try some warm compresses to rid the area of bruising.Also do you have other areas of bruising or easy bleeding ie when you brush your teeth?This may indicate something else.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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