What is Going On? (photo)

I had my breast augmentation on Monday so its only been 4 days. 575 cc in the left & 600 cc in right; silicone. 2 days ago I noticed left breast was increasing in bruising. Yesterday the bruising tripled & theres a lot of yellow discoloration around the nipple and bellow my breast. I called my doctor and he saw me yesterday. He was very short with me and told me that he may drain it next thursday on my next appt. He acted like I was wasting his time. Please take a look at the pics & give advice!

Doctor Answers 7

What is Going On

This looks like simple bruising from  bleeding (small amount) in the tissues. But it would be difficult to diagnose a hematoma in need of evaluation from photos alone, so a call to your surgeon is in order.

Thank you for your question and for the posted photos. Best wishes.

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What is Going On?

Could be a small forming hematoma. Best to have operation of drainage today WED. Do not wait. Please let us know what happens !! 

Bruising After Breast Augmentation

             As long as your breasts are not expanding in size, waiting for improvement or possibly draining are the two best options. 

Bruising after Breast Augnentation

From the photos, it looks like there was some bleeding inside the surgical site that is now appearing as bruising on the skin.  Although this amount of bruising is more than typically expected, it can happen and will resolve with time.  If the swelling gets worse, call your doctor right away.

Martin O'Toole, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Concerns after Breast Augmentation?

Thank you for the question and pictures.

As you can imagine, it is not possible to give you precise advice without direct examination. However, your pictures are most consistent, in my opinion, with bruising that is resolving. The yellow discoloration is usually the sign of a bruise that is in its “final stages”.

 Of course, your plastic surgeon will always be your best resource when it comes to precise advice and/or meaningful reassurance.

 Best wishes for better communication with your plastic surgeon and Merry Christmas!

Bruising and breast augmentation

Without an exam, it is difficult to say what is best for you. Yes, there is some bruising but it may represent normal bruising.  Follow up closely with your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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