Broken Capillaries on Breasts After Implants- Could These Damage My Results?

I am 6 weeks postop and in the past week I am starting to develop LOTS of little dark broken capillaries (spidel like veins) on my breasts, all over. I am not being too aggressive with massage. I am becoming very self conscious with them so I have booked in for ipl to treat them, could this be harmful to augmented breasts at all? Thank you surgeons!

Doctor Answers 4

Spider veins after surgery.

This issue is not uncommon and many times resolves on it's own.  I don't think it's related to massage.  I have patients that I have successfully treated for this issue with lasers.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Broken Capillaries after Breast Implants

Have you spoken to your surgeon about the capillaries to see what he/she recommends? I agree that IPL will most likely not damage the implants.

Laser Treatment and Breast Implants

The light that is projected from from laser or IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy only penetrates the skin for a few millimeters.  Therefore, they can be safely performed on augmented breasts without harming the breast implants which are positioned much deeper.   Lasers have been used to address bruising, spider veins, or tattoos on the breast without problems.

Adam Hamawy, MD
Princeton Plastic Surgeon
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