Hematoma after Breast Augmentation


Serious complications after breast augmentation are rare. You can expect moderate swelling and bruising during the immediate aftermath of your surgery, but these effects should fade over time. If your swelling seems to worsen and cause increased pain, this may be a sign of a more significant complication called a hematoma.

Usually, hematoma after breast augmentation involves the following symptoms:

  • Significant bruising (black and blue discoloration under the skin)
  • Progressively worse pain
  • Expanding breast size
  • Significant asymmetry (uneven breasts)

A hematoma is a swelling of clotted blood within your breast tissue. If you are experiencing the symptoms above, you should inform Dr. Bottger right away, since a drainage procedure may be necessary to alleviate the problem. Dr. Bottger will follow up with you after your breast augmentation to ensure that you are healing normally, and that any complications are addressed as soon as possible.

If you have additional questions about breast augmentation complications, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.