Could I have hematoma? (photos)
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Breast Pain Concern
Your Plastic Surgeon will have someone covering their case load or be able to advise you via phone/email at least. It would be difficult to evaluate whether you have an injury without seeing you in person though. A collection of blood in the breast pocket will typically cause a significant size difference, visible bruising and swelling. I recommend that you arrange to be seen in person as soon as you can.
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It does not look like a haematoma. I assume your implant is under the muscle so it is likely you have pulled some scar tissues insides or partly torn the edge of the muscle - best to use your support bra another 6-8 weeks and it should settle but see your surgeon soon to be sure
Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
Thank you for 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.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hematoma occurring four weeks after breast augmentation is extremely unlikely.
If you had a significant hematoma, the breast would have grown in size. It does not necessarily have to show bruising. However it appears that your breast is the same size as the left one, and therefore I do not think you have a hematoma. I believe you have torn some early scar tissue while in the pool, and that it will heal. You should, of course check it out with an exam by your surgeon, to be sure. I advise my patients to take ibuprofen (with food) to relieve the inflammation, and warm (not hot) tub soaks to relax the muscle and subglandular tissue, GET YOU SURGEON'S APPROVAL BEFORE YOU DO THIS. HE MAY HAVE OTHER OPTIONS.
It does not appear that you have a hematoma and it appears you have a good result from your surgery. IF you think there is any chance one side has increased in size in the past several days, you should call your surgeons office to be seen. Hematoma's can happen a month after surgery, but would be rare. Call your surgeons office ASAP to be seen and evaluated.
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