After breast augmentation surgery, it is normal to have some bruising and swelling. As every person is different, it is hard to say when your bruising will go away. One option for patients is taking an herbal supplement, Arnica. This supplement has shown to be effective for many patients with postoperative inflammation and swelling. It can also help bruises fade more quickly. The important thing for patients in the early postoperative period is to be patient and listen to your body. Any bruising and swelling will gradually subside, and your satisfaction with the procedure will increase. It is very important to follow-up with your board-certified plastic surgeon as you recover from surgery and to make sure that the bruising is normal and not a sign of a hematoma. Congratulations on your new body makeover!
How long does it take for bruises to go away after BA?
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Breast Augmentation Postop Bruising
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Bruising after BA
Thank you for your question.Every patient is different. It is normal to have some bruising along with swelling after a breast augmentation but the amount differs per patient and can last up to two weeks.To prevent/reduce bruising you may want to consider taking some vitamin K which will help thicken the blood and reduce bruising. After surgery, stay elevated, ice on and off for the first 48 to 72 hours, refrain from taking any medication that has blood thinning properties (ask your doctor for a list of these medications) and wear your compression garment. These should all help reduce the amount of bruising you may have post op. I hope this helps!
Good luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
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Bruising can take approximately 2 weeks to resolve. Some patients have found using arnica helps them fade a little faster. Bruising from a breast augmentation is generally fairly minimal.
Bruising may take up to a full month to totally resolve. The color changes from purple to yellow/brown as the blood is absorbed. Arnica (pills or cream) aids in the resolution of the bruising.
Best of luck.
How long for bruising to resolve
Bruising Post Op
Normal bruising typically resolves by 2 weeks post op. Let your Plastic Surgeon know if you have new or concerning bruising.
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