It is possible, though extremely unusual, to experience a significant bleeding episode during surgery. This is managed and is unlikely to require further treatment.

If post-operative bleeding occurs, it may result in mild-bruising and does not require any intervention, Significant bleeding may require treatment to drain the accumulated blood (haematoma). Bleeding that occurs after surgery can be noticed as increased swelling, often only on one side. It is extremely unusual for bleeding to occur on both breasts.

You can also have an accumulation of fluid, known as a seroma. In some cases this will resolve on its own, however like a haematoma, it may require an additional procedure.

Do not take any aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications and non-essential medications leading up to and after surgery without advice from your surgeon as this may increase the risk of bleeding.


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