I Had Breast Augmentation Two Days Ago is It Normal for Them to Bleed a Little Through Bandage?

Its the right one under the nipple where the lift was

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Bandage Bleeding After Breast Augmentation at 2 Days


   Bandage Bleeding After Breast Augmentation at 2 Days may be normal as long as the breasts are not changing size and the drainage is minimal.  Kenneth Hughes, MD HughesPlasticSurgery,  Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Bandage bleeding?


Hello and thanks for your post. A little bit of oozing on the bandage is not uncommon, but you should mention it to your PS when you get a chance. Best wishes, Dr. Aldo.

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Minor Bleeding Normal Early After Surgey

Early after surgery, it is common to experience a small amount of bleeding from incisions.  Usually, this shows up as a small amount of bleeding on the bandage.  The amount depends on the type of procedure.  Bleeding that persists after pressure for 10 minutes requires immediate attention.  After about 72 hours, the incisions typically are sealed and it subsides.  In the meantime keep your incisions clean and covered with a dressing until you see your surgeon in follow-up.  Good Luck!

Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS
Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
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Bleeding after Breast Augmentation.



  • Some bleeding along the suture line following a breast enlargement can occur.
  • If you have a steristrip (butterfly) or guaze on the incision, keep an eye on the amount of bleeding present.  A little blood staining after surgery that stops spontaneously (not worrisome) is different from ongoing active bleeding.  
  • If you are unsure, call your plastic surgeon for your peace of mind (there is no reason to wait for your office visit).

Best Regards,

Douglas J. Raskin, MD, DMD
Colorado Springs Plastic Surgeon
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Bandage soiled


Some soilage of the bandage is normal after surgery of the breast.  Keep an eye on it, and if you feel it is excessive then call your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Call your surgeon


If you have a question about a recent surgery, you need to call your doctor. This forum is not the appropriate place to look for advice on this matter. You should be able to call your surgeon at any hour of any day.

Matthew Schulman, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Bleeding aftre surgery


you should feel comfortable calling your doctor about this type of question.  do not rely on people who have never met you and are not taking care of you.  get on the phone.

Jonathan Saunders, MD
Newark Plastic Surgeon
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Post-op oozing normal?


Yes, it is not uncommon to have a little oozing after surgery. Most import to check is that the incisions are intact and that there is not increasing swelling of one or both breasts. Certainly contact your plastic surgeon if there are concerns. All the best!

Scott A. Brenman, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

Post op


A little staining of the bandages after surgery is normal and expected to happen. Blood flow is good for healing.

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Is It Normal for Them to Bleed a Little


It all depends upon what you think a little is. A small stain on a steristrip is not a worry. Blood soaking a large gauze dressing may be of concern.

Either way, a call to your surgeon is the appropriate place to ask your question. Your surgeon can decide whether or not you need to be seen.

Thanks, best wishes. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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