A small red, tender spot at my surgical site is bothering me but there is no discharge or laceration. Kindly help.

Q. I hit my chin after four days of fat graft surgery. Did I ruin the surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 08, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 07, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had a fat graft added to the chin, and I am very satisfied with the result. However, yesterday after four days of my surgery, I hit my lower chin by accident, and now there is a small red, tender spot there. Can it be that I have ruined some of the surgery, or will it be fine?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query. Did you notice any laceration or wound in the area? Is it just a spot or is there any discharge from the area as well? While it is unlikely that a mild trauma with a bruise will affect the final results of the fat grafting procedure to your chin. However, any infection in the surgical area can sometimes affect. Please send me a photograph of the area if possible.


Hi doctor,

It is just a spot. There is no discharge or laceration from the area. The area is just red and a little tender. I have attached the photos.

Looking forward to your answer.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thanks for sending the photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I have reviewed them and it looks like a small bruise where you hit your chin. I can reassure you again that it is unlikely that it would have any effect on the final results of the surgery.

I hope it helps you. Good luck and take care.

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