Is It Normal to Have a Bruise Appear 9 Days Post Op?

I have 2 bruises that have appeared. One on the right side of my right breast and one on the left side of my right breast coming from the clevage area. I am not feeling any new pain or hardness in that area. Just a little soreness that any bruise would produce.

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Bruise at 9 Days Following Breast Reduction

    Bruise at 9 days following breast reduction is not unusual, particularly with no increase in size or pain.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction and Bruising?

Congratulations on having undergone the breast reduction procedure; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.

Nothing in your description sounds concerning but for the most accurate advice and/or reassurance see your plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising of breasts

Bruising at 9 days after breast reduction may occur. Without an exam it is difficult to say whether this is normal or not.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Yes, bruising sometimes will not readily be apparent initially after surgery and manifest itself latter at 7 to 10 days after surgery. Please address your concerns with your breast surgeon. Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

Gary R. Culbertson, MD
Columbia Plastic Surgeon
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Bruises sometimes appear several days after an operation.

Minor losses of blood deep in a surgical wound can manifest themselves as bruises several days after an operation.  By itself, it is nothing to worry about.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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