Most women want to improve their breasts’ size and shape to enhance their femininity and boost their self-confidence. Breast Augmentation Miami is a highly sophisticated and reliable procedure, allowing women to improve their upper body’s shape and recover from contour problems caused by hormonal changes, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
However, the recovery or rehabilitation phase of breast augmentation requires careful preparation. It requires following the health professional’s instructions to streamline the entire process.
Otherwise, you may experience various complications, including swelling, inflammation, pain, infections, and hematoma. Today’s article will discuss the association between hematoma and breast augmentation. Read on!
What is a hematoma
Hematoma is a medical condition characterized by the accumulation of blood outside the vessels. The common cause of hematoma is an injury to the blood vessels’ walls, causing the blood to seep out of the vessel and penetrate the surrounding tissues or muscles.
The problem can occur in blood vessels, including veins, arteries, and even tiny capillaries. Although hematoma is not a severe medical condition, it can affect your breast augmentation recovery and prevent tissues from healing quickly.
If the bleeding continues for a prolonged period, you may develop a condition called hemorrhage, causing active and ongoing bleeding. In that case, you must consult your surgeon and seek appropriate treatment.
Causes of Hematoma after Breast Augmentation
Blood vessels in the breast area are delicate and sensitive. These tissues become fragile after the augmentation procedure. During the first few weeks following the augmentation surgery, blood vessels are more prone to opening and leaking blood, causing a condition called a hematoma.
Therefore, patients need to follow the health providers’ guidance and avoid putting pressure on the healing tissues to prevent the risk of hematoma. Although hematoma will heal on its own, call your health provider and schedule an appointment if you feel discomfort or pain.
Treatment for Hematoma
In most cases, hematoma does not require a sophisticated treatment because your body will trigger the natural reabsorbing mechanisms to deal with the problem. However, this requires time. If you want to manage hematoma in the breasts’ soft tissues, make sure you avoid strenuous activity, sleep in the proper position (sleeping on your back is appropriate, and consume nutrient-rich foods.
You can also use an ice pack wrapped in a towel to reduce swelling and pain in the breast tissues or around the incisions. Moreover, ice packs are an excellent way to constrict blood vessels and prevent them from reopening.
If the pain is unbearable, use over-the-counter medications, such as naproxen and ibuprofen to feel comfortable. Because these medications can cause side effects, make sure you avoid their prolonged use.
Prevent a Hematoma after Breast Augmentation
Preventing a hematoma after augmentation surgery is essential for everyone to speed up the recovery process and prevent significant complications like hemorrhage. Here are a few ways a qualified cosmetic surgeon in Miami recommends.
Plenty of Rest
Your surgeon in Miami will provide you with a postoperative plan tailored to your specific needs. If you want to achieve optimal results by speeding up the recovery process, make sure you get plenty of rest.
Rest means you avoid strenuous activities and heavy exercises during the first few days or weeks to prevent blood vessels in the delicate breast area from rupturing or reopening. That way, you can reduce the risk of a hematoma.
Maintain a Balanced Diet
Eating a balanced and healthy diet is directly proportional to boosting your immune system, preventing the risk of infections, and avoiding complications like bruises, inflammation, and hematomas.
We recommend eating pineapples because they are a rich bromelain source that speeds up the healing process and decreases the risk of hematomas. In addition, consume citrus fruits, lean proteins, zinc-rich foods, veggies that contain vitamin K, and other food items with natural quercetin.
Proper Sleeping Position
Putting pressure on your breasts’ muscles and tissues increases the risk of vessels reopening and rupturing. Therefore, maintaining a proper sleep position is essential. Avoid sleeping on your stomach because this will dislocate or rupture the implants, damage the surrounding tissues, and put stress on vessels, causing them to release blood into the surrounding areas, causing a hematoma.
Always sleep on your back or side and use soft pillows to support your body. You can use specialized products recommended by your health provider to streamline the recovery process and avoid hematomas or other complications.
At Moon Plastic Surgery Center, Miami, our qualified cosmetic surgeon provides patients with a complete and comprehensive postoperative plan to avoid straining their bodies and prevent the risk of hematomas. Although hematomas are rare with breast augmentation, the occurrence depends on how you take care of yourself. So, if you are looking to improve your upper body’s aesthetic appearance, you can rely on our qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon for Breast Augmentation Miami. Contact us today for more information.