Blood inside tape. (photos)
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Seepage from Incision
Blood on tape after BA
Thank you for your question and photographs.You should definitely contact your surgeon with any concerns you may have so he can personally examine you. Some bleeding can be normal after a breast augmentation, especially dark blood as it signifies old blood. If you have persistent bleeding/drainage, the breast is larger or warm to touch, or you develop a fever, this may be a sign of infection and you should immediately go see your doctor. I hope this helps!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Breast Augmentation - Blood on dressing?
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Blood under dressing
A little blood under the dressing or tape over the wound is entirely normal a few days after a BA. I would leave the dressing/tape alone.
Obviously if you have other symptoms such as swelling, pain, inflammation or change is shape of the breast you should contact your surgeon. The picture you show on its own is normal.
Blood inside tape
Breast augmentation - right side doesn't look right
- I tell my patients - if you think about calling me, it means CALL ME.
- It's my answer to you - things may be fine but only your surgeon knows what /she did
- So pick up the phone and call.
- After all, your surgical fee includes your post-operative care - for a reason - people need post-op care!
Blood on tape after breast augmentation
A little dried blood under the tape is expected. If you have new bleeding or increasing pain, let your Plastic Surgeon know.
All the best
A bit of blood on tape after surgery
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