Why does my tummy feel and look bloated.

  • batgirlm
  • El Mirage, AZ
  • 1 year ago

I am 12 days post op from breast reduction and my tummy feels and looks bloated.  The nurse said it's normal, but WHY is this normal?  Anyone? :)

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Lots of fluid build up in the area. Your body has undergone a huge trauma and has its own response to trauma, which is what you are experiencing. It is not unusual for gain weight after liposuction, even though you are smaller. GIve your self six months, cut back on sodium and sugar and any processed foods. Drink lots of water.
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I am 6 days post-op. I weighed 123 before surgery and I weighed 133 the next day. I look like a 6months pregnant. How does a person gain 10 pounds when I had 4 pounds removed?
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I'm 16 days post surgery and I still have slight bruising in my torso and a couple of areas of my stomach are still a bit tender to the touch. The doc said that the bruising happens in some people but not all. I asked about the tenderness and he didn't really seemed concerned. I think my belly still looks bloated but I also figure that I can just see it better without the giant boobs and probably put on a couple of pounds sitting around doing nothing for a week. :)
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i'm 6 days post op, just had first post op visit today and as i was looking in mirror once we got home i thought my stomach looked way bloated compared to before, too. but scale shows me down several pounds so i'm hoping this will just be a temporary effect of surgery/anesthesia/fluids and relative inactivity.... (and not just being able to see it better :-(
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I don't know the medical reason, but I definately felt the same way. I think they pump you full of so much fluids, plus the anesthesia and the pain killers all affect your system. I drank a ton of water and took a laxative with every percocet that I took. Hope you are feeling better soon.
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I too was swollen after my reduction...did the water/laxatives help reduce swelling? I want to know what caused the swelling.
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