Strange bruise near incision, should I be concerned? (photo)

I'm 7 days post op (internal lift and breast augmentation with 400 cc round Mentor implants). My surgeon removed my plasters today and I didn't notice these two spots until I'd left the hospital. He didn't mention them. They are located only on my right breast. Can anyone shed light on the cause of these two bruises? Do they look like they are of surgical origin? Do I have any cause for concern and is there anything I should watch out for?

Doctor Answers 7

Strange bruise near incision, should I be concerned? (photo)

Thank you for your question.

Bruising can be normal for up to 6 weeks following breast augmentation with breast implants. I always recommend seeing your Plastic Surgeon to be sure you are healing properly.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Enhancement Surgery

Everything looks totally normal, there is always brusing and swelling associated with surgery, congrats on the great outcome

Ryan Neinstein, MD, FRCSC
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Acute post-op concerns

should ALWAYS be discussed with your surgeon whom you chose and placed your trust in.  Putting such questions up to the bleachers only will add to confusion and anxiety.  Your surgeon wants you to have the best result possible, and if not, you can vent on social media sites.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
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The photo is not worrisome on its own BUT your PS is the only one that can definitively confirm that everything is ok as they did the surgery.  You should discuss this with your PS.

Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Strange bruise near incision, should I be concerned?

Over the internet appears as a normal event in healing. Best to seek ONY IN PERSON opinions so return to your surgeon to be evaluated..// 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising and Skin Marks after Surgery

I think the mark is due to a small bruise related to a suture used during surgery.  It is not uncommon and does not look concerning.

I think if you have any questions or concerns you should contact your surgeon who I am sure would be more than happy to see you and check everything is going well.

Kind regards,


Dean Trotter, MBBS, FRACS
Melbourne Plastic Surgeon
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Strange bruise near incision, should I be concerned?

Your plastic surgeon will always be your best resource when it comes to accurate diagnosis and/or reassurance but the bruise in the photograph does not seem concerning to me. Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,499 reviews

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