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What to Expect after Your Procedure: Plastic Surgery and Bruising

Vishnu Rumalla Apr 29, 2017

A woman with a black-and-white image of her face being fragmented to reveal a color imageAt Tarrant Plastic Surgery, Dr. Vishnu Rumalla offers a comprehensive range of plastic surgery procedures, ranging from breast augmentation and body contouring treatments to state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery. Dr. Rumalla uses the most advanced technologies and minimally invasive techniques to produce the most natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results possible for his valued patients. His experience, skill, and extensive training also help to minimize the risks associated with the plastic surgery procedures he performs. While some degree of risk is to be expected with any form of surgery, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rumalla, serious complications are extremely rare and very highly unlikely.

On the other hand, there are certain common side effects associated with plastic surgery that patients should be aware of before committing to any procedure. Fortunately, most of these side effects are mild and temporary. One of the most common of these side effects is bruising. Dr. Rumalla discusses the issue of plastic surgery and bruising during consultations at his Fort Worth, TX practice so that patients know precisely what to expect before they decide to undergo treatment.

Is plastic surgery right for you? To find out, we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Vishnu Rumalla at Tarrant Plastic Surgery today.

Factors That Influence Bruising after Plastic Surgery

Although there are some rare patients who experience little to no bruising after plastic surgery, most patients experience some degree of bruising while recovering from plastic surgery, even if they underwent a relatively minimally invasive procedure. The degree to which a patient experiences bruising will depend on several factors, including:

  • The individual patient’s capacity for healing: Some patients are able to heal from trauma remarkably quickly while others require days or weeks to heal from the slightest incision. Two patients can undergo the exact same procedure using the same technique; one can emerge without a single bruise, while the other might have extensive bruising. There’s nothing wrong with the latter patient - in fact, that patient is closer to the average patient than the former patient.
  • The technique used: Although Dr. Rumalla will always use the most conservative technique that is most likely to meet the individual patient’s needs and goals, more invasive techniques are sometimes necessary to achieve the best possible results. The risk of bruising will be higher, for example, among patients who undergo extended tummy tuck surgery than among patients who undergo mini tummy tuck surgery. Patients who undergo extended tummy tuck surgery will also achieve more dramatic results.
  • The ability and willingness of the patient to follow Dr. Rumalla’s post-surgical instructions: Dr. Rumalla provides each patient with a detailed set of instructions intended to promote efficient, comfortable, and timely healing after plastic surgery. It is important that patients follow these instructions to the absolute letter. Patients who follow these instructions will experience less bruising and other side effects than patients who do not.

Learn More about Plastic Surgery and Bruising

To learn more about plastic surgery and bruising, please contact Tarrant Plastic Surgery today.

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