Breast Augmentation Hematoma

What is a Hematoma?

A hematoma is a collection of blood from one or more broken blood vessels. Symptoms of hematoma include pain, swelling, and very bad bruising which may feel hard to the touch. While the body has the ability to absorb small hematomas, large ones require surgery. The photo below depicts a severe hematoma. Provided you go to a reputable surgeon, your risks for this complication, especially to this severity, are very low.

Hematoma After Breast Augmentation

Note the arrow pointing toward the swelling that accompanies the hematoma.