Bruising and redness 6 weeks post breast lift. Any suggestions? (photos)

I had a breast lift and reduction about 6 weeks ago and have been healing really well, the last few days though one part of my right areola scar has become more uncomfortable, red and now has blue discolouring (?just bruising??) on the line of the scar. Do I need to be worried??

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Thankyou for your question. It is likely that you have an issue with your internal stitching and you may have developed a stitch abscess. I would see your PS for advice. This will resolve but you are best reviewed by your PS face to face.

Manchester Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising and redness 6 weeks post breast lift. Any suggestions?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue… Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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