Bleeding (Hematoma) – Dr. Karan Chopra
Dr. Karan Chopra is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with expertise in plastic surgery of the face, breast, eyes, and body. He completed his plastic surgery training at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, which has been recognized as the top overall hospital in the country for 21 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Chopra also trained at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he focused on complex facial and orbital reconstruction after trauma. Additionally, he completed a dual aesthetic and oculoplastic cosmetic fellowship with Dr. Mark Codner, a world leader in plastic surgery. He has been awarded Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
Dr. Chopra is known for his revolutionary techniques that yield natural-looking results unique to each patient. He is dedicated to safety, quality, research, innovation, and meticulous attention to detail in plastic surgery. His commitment to excellence has been recognized through various accolades, including the Miller Coulson Academy Award for Clinical Excellence.
What is Bleeding (Hematoma)?
Bleeding, also known as hematoma, is a common occurrence in plastic surgery procedures. It refers to the accumulation of blood outside of blood vessels, resulting in a localized swelling or bruising. Hematomas can occur in various areas of the body, including the face, breast, eyes, and body, depending on the specific procedure being performed.
During surgery, blood vessels may be damaged or disrupted, leading to bleeding. While some bleeding is expected and managed during the procedure, excessive bleeding can result in the formation of a hematoma. Factors that can contribute to the development of a hematoma include the patient’s overall health, the complexity of the surgery, and the surgeon’s technique.
It is important to note that hematomas can vary in size and severity. Small hematomas may resolve on their own without intervention, while larger hematomas may require drainage or other medical interventions.
Signs and Symptoms of Hematoma
Patients who develop a hematoma may experience various signs and symptoms, including:
- Localized swelling or bruising
- Pain or discomfort in the affected area
- Increased warmth or redness
- Restricted movement or stiffness
- Visible or palpable lump
If you notice any of these signs or symptoms following a plastic surgery procedure, it is important to contact your surgeon for further evaluation and management.
Treatment and Prevention
The treatment of a hematoma depends on its size, location, and severity. Small hematomas may resolve on their own with time and conservative management, such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). However, larger or symptomatic hematomas may require drainage or surgical intervention to remove the accumulated blood.
Prevention of hematomas is a key focus for Dr. Karan Chopra. He employs meticulous surgical techniques and takes necessary precautions to minimize the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. This includes careful handling of tissues, precise hemostasis (control of bleeding), and the use of advanced surgical instruments and technologies.
Contact Dr. Karan Chopra
If you are considering plastic surgery or have any concerns about bleeding (hematoma) or other complications, Dr. Karan Chopra and his dedicated team are here to help. With over 10 years of experience, 500+ happy patients, and 300+ five-star reviews, Dr. Chopra is known for his artistic hand, natural results, quick recovery techniques, sympathetic bedside manner, and a wonderful staff team.
To schedule a consultation or learn more about Dr. Karan Chopra’s services, please visit here.
FAQs about Bleeding (Hematoma)
What is a hematoma?
A hematoma is a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually caused by an injury or trauma to the body.
How is bleeding (hematoma) treated?
The treatment for bleeding or hematoma depends on the severity and location of the injury. In some cases, the body can naturally reabsorb the blood over time. However, more severe cases may require medical intervention, such as draining the hematoma or surgical removal.
What are the symptoms of a bleeding (hematoma)?
Symptoms of a bleeding or hematoma may include swelling, pain, tenderness, discoloration of the skin, and a lump or mass at the site of the injury. If you suspect you have a hematoma, it is important to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.