Is it normal to get red bruised like skin after breast implant and lift 3 weeks after surgery? (photos)

From nipple down had gotten really red in last two days, is not warm to touch. Right side is more swollen and some muscle discomfort.

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Is it normal to get red bruised like skin after breast implant and lift 3 weeks after surgery?

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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!

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Red skin

This is not unusual although if the redness is increasing or you have discharge / feeling unwell / have increased pain then I would see your PS. I would always target your questions to your PS.

Gary L. Ross, MBChB, FRCS
Manchester Plastic Surgeon
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You may have some delayed bruising with surgery. However, I would suggest letting your surgeon examine you to make sure you are healing well.

Connie Hiers, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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