New bruising noticed 8 days post op. (photos)
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Bruising after augmentation/mastopexy
I would recommend seeing your plastic surgeon so he/she can evaluate you in person.
Post Op Bruising
Thank you for your question and photos. It is normal for bruising to settle and work it's way to the surface with gravity a week or so after surgery. The fact that you note swelling is decreasing and not increasing is a good sign but I would still recommend that you let your Plastic Surgeon know about any concerns so that they can advise you.
All the best
New Bruising 8 Days Post Mastopexy With Implants
Whether one has a breast augmentation or a breast lift with implants, the implant pocket very often contains some red blood cells free in that pocket (even after washing out the area prior to suturing and even if the patient has a drain present post surgery).
A bruise is actually hemaglobin from broken red blood cells. Hemaglobin is, in fact, a red pigment and due to gravity, most bruising usually ends up at the bottom of the breast. Because of the thickness of breast tissue, this pigment often takes days or even weeks to migrate to the skin surface leading to the appearance of a bruise on the skin.
Obviously, without an in person exam, none of your online RealSelf experts can tell you if this is just a bruise or something more than that. However, from your history of selling going down, I would say you have an excellent chance of this just being a bruise.
I suggest you pose this question about the bruising to your personal plastic surgeon who should be best capable of telling you whether this is of any concern or not.