Posted: November 29, 2012
Hematoma is the medical name for a collection of blood in the surgical area. Following your Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation procedure you can reduce your risks for this complication by avoiding blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and supplements such as Vitamin E and garlic. During your initial consultation, board-certified Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Jon Harrell will discuss the best ways to help reduce your risk for hematoma and other potential breast augmentation complications.
When the flow of blood is excessive, it can begin to build up around your implants. This increases pressure which can result in a painful mass around your incision. In some instances, hematoma will self-correct. However, it may also require the insertion of surgical drains.
While this type of complication is rare, Dr. Harrell is equipped to deal with it and help eliminate excess fluid buildup. During your recovery period, Dr. Harrell will remain available to you to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.
If you have questions about the risks and benefits of breast augmentation in the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida, please contact the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Harrell today.