Frequently Asked Questions

Bruising in skin of my neck.


A question we sometimes get is this: “I have some bruising around the incision and extending down my neck. Is this dangerous?” Bruising around the incision is due to a small amount of bleeding right under the skin. It is normal and will heal just like any other bruise.

The bruise can even start to move down onto your chest over a few days – this does not mean that you are still bleeding. It is just the effect of gravity. It doesn’t look pretty, but it doesn’t affect your healing and it is not dangerous. If you have any question, take a photo of your neck and text it to us.

Bottom line:

You had surgery and some bruising can occur. Most people don’t get any. Some get a little. Rarely people can get a lot (usually older people with thin skin). It doesn’t look good, but it is not dangerous. It will be gone in a week.