Most surgeries or invasive procedures will lead to some amount of bruising as part of the post-operative healing process. Bruises are the result of small blood vessels (capillaries) being broken or damaged in reaction to a trauma impact, injury, or invasive surgery. Major surgeries, such as plastic surgery or orthopedic surgery, and smaller procedures such as facial injections or fillers, are all associated with mild to severe bruising. Bruising is uncomfortable and usually affects a person’s social, personal, and work life to some degree. While bruising is generally unavoidable, there are steps you can take to reduce bruising and speed up your recovery time so that you can get back to your normal daily routine.