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Melanie Griffith:

Bruise was from Cancer Surgery

12/17/2009 6:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

There's a scary explanation for the bruise that appeared this week under Melanie Griffith's right eye -- the actress claims it was the result of a surgical procedure to remove early stages of skin cancer from her face.

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But there's good news: Melanie's rep said the procedure was performed in time to prevent any further complications.

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46.

Cindy    

Her real problem is that she is a smoker. She has the classic breakdown of collagen in her skin. Leaves droopy, folded skin.

1715 days ago
47.

KELC    

Get well soon Melanie :)

1715 days ago
48.

trish    

You know my sister works for a Dermatologist and does alot of those surgeries herself..I asked her if that kind of surgery would leave you bruised that way and she said NO WAY.....So maybe her daughter done slapped her for being a horrible role model. Hey Antonio..You can come my way baby..no need to put up with her spending your $$$ cause she afraid to get old..GOD build a bridge and get over it already Melanie..it is gonna happen if you like it or not and you ain't workin that much , if any, to worry about it !!!!! I love your husband and YOU hurting him this way pisses me OFF !!!!

1715 days ago
49.

Hmmmmmm    

I hope all is well with her....sorry if I'm wrong....shame on her IF she's lying....BUT....I got "one of those" black eyes when I got Botox...sticking a needle around your eye area is NOT a normal thing to do and your body WILL react in a way like that...it's an "injury" and "injury's" do have a likelyhood of turning black and blue.

1715 days ago
50.

mia    

When I had moles removed from my face my doctor first injected me with anesthetic in the various places where he would be using his cautery tool to remove the moles. The injections caused brusing.

And yes, some people get Botox injections in the under eye area. I do. And some people bruise from Botox injections.

1715 days ago
51.

mia    

By the way, it's pretty hilarious how those of you who have never had procedures done to your face or never experienced bruising are completely ignoring the posts from those of us who have.

1715 days ago
52.

What!    

So.... What's her excuse for the rest of her face. She should hire a new plastic doc! She looks scaaarrrrry!

1472 days ago
53.

Lori    

Hope Melanie Griffith is OK. A really good remedy for black eyes and bruises is a product called Bruise-Stick, which contains Arnica montana and Bromelain.

1411 days ago
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