Had tummy tuck, lift replaced saline Mentor implants with 650cc silicone. Strange bruise with weird divot (Photo)
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Mommy Makeover /Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Tummy Tuck/Liposuction/BBL
I appreciate your question.
Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
It looks like a bruise to me which is totally normal after a surgical procedure like you had. I can not speak to the divot you speak of. It may just be a compression mark from a garment or something like that. The bruise will go away and it may take several weeks.
Had tummy tuck, lift replaced saline Mentor implants with 650cc silicone. Strange bruise with weird divot
Thank you for sharing your question and photograph. Some bruising after an implant replacement and breast lift is expected but if there are concerns about an increase in swelling or asymmetrical pain between your breasts, certainly speak to your surgeon to have your surgical site inspected. Best wishes.
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Thanks for your inquiry, but without an exam it is hard to advise. Some bruising and pain are common after surgery. I am glad you are reaching out to your surgeon's office and good luck.
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Thank you for asking about your tummy tuck, breast lift, implant exchange and liposuction.
You are right to call the nurse for guidance but variations in bruising are normal after surgery. The pain is probably related to the bruise but the bruising does not look unusual. It will take a long time to see your final result and in the meantime, continue what you are doing - keeping your surgeon informed of all your concerns.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Recovery from these procedures will take several weeks. Bruising and misshapen breasts are common as the implants settle. However, you did the right thing by contacting your surgeon. If ever you have concerns with your surgery it is advised to bring it to the attention of your surgeon.
Strange Bruise After Procedure
Healing after the mommy makeover will take time. I have my patients out of bed and walking the night of surgery and every hour while awake. I allow my patients to return to work at one to two weeks with 14 days preferred. No lifting or straining. At three weeks increased level of activity and full , no restrictions, at 6 weeks. There is always a chance that breast healing can take months for swelling to reduce and scars to settle. If you find yourself concerned or worried at all about the bruise that you see it would likely be best to visit your surgeon to have the area examined and make sure that healing is progressing well. Good Luck.