How do you know the difference in bad bruising after a reduction or a hematoma?

left breast isa greenish blue color mostly hard

Doctor Answers 2

Hematoma has a lot of swelling and not just bruisint

Thanks for your question. Oftentimes there is bruising following a breast reduction, particularly if liposuction is used as part of the procedure. As long as the breast itself has a similar size to the other breast then this is likely just bruising. If there is a noticeable difference you should have your plastic surgeon look at you to makes sure. Best of Luck!

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A hematoma will be extremely painfull and should have a dramatic swelling along with skin changes. Skin changes alone are suggestive of brusiing alone

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