Richard V. Dowden, M.D., C.M., F.A.C.S.

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Inc.
6770 Mayfield Road, Suite 410
(Mayfield Heights) Cleveland, Ohio 44124
(440) 449-7470


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about
breast enlargement through-the-navel ( TUBA ):

What is a hematoma?

A hematoma is a rare complication after breast augmentation. It is the accumulation of a few ounces of blood around the implant. If that happens, it may require going back to the operating room to release the blood and rinse out the pocket, and possibly inserting a small drain tube.

The steps that are taken to help prevent a hematoma include avoiding certain blood-thinning medicines before surgery, and not smoking for two weeks prior to surgery. Also, at the time of the breast augmentation operation, if it seems that there is a little more bleeding than typical, a drainage tube can be left in at that time, and removed a few days later in the office.


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