Is bleeding common after breast augmentation surgery, what are the consequences, and what is the treatment?

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Is bleeding common after breast augmentation surgery, what are the consequences, and what is the treatment?

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Bleeding is not a common complication after breast augmentation surgery; however, it may lead to problems if not detected in a timely fashion. This applies more to acute hemorrhage immediately after breast enlargement surgery. The affected side would become considerably larger than the non-bleeding side, would possibly turn pale and purplish, and the resulting tension would potentially threaten the viability of the overlying skin. The volume of blood that a breast pocket could potentially accumulate is not large enough to be life-threatening unless combined with certain other conditions. The treatment for acute postoperative bleeding after breast augmentation surgery is an immediate return to the operating room, release of the collected blood, a search for the offending vessel, and control of the bleeder.

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