Could Small Bruise by Breast Implant Incision be a Hematoma?

I had breast augmentation about 11 days ago. I did the under the breast incision and the skin on my left side around the armpit and left arm burns when I touch it and today I noticed a small bruise under my left breast by my incision and the skin there burns also. Could this be a hematoma?

Doctor Answers (2)

Hematoma? after breast augmentation

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Pain and bruising could suggest a hematoma but the only way yo tell is to get examined by your surgeon.


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Hematoma after Breast Augmentation?

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Thank you for the question.

It would be in your best interests to be seen by a plastic surgeon with concerns that you have.  The “bruise” that you have could be a simple bruise or could be a sign of a deeper collection (hematoma). Direct examination will be necessary for good diagnosis.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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