day 5 after my breast augmentation operation and I still have a bulging tummy full of fluid
Bulging Around Tummy After Breast Augmentation
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Distended after breast augmentation
Thanks for the question.
From your description, it is likely that you're constipated secondary to narcotic use with associated distention. My recommendation is ambulation, plenty of fluids, and a stool softener (eg colace).
Best of luck,
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Abdominal Fluid Collection after Breast Augmentation
It seems that your bulging fluid filled tummy may be due to constipation. This is not uncommon after general anesthesia and use of narcotics. A simple laxative/stool softener should cure this.
If your surgeon performed your augmentation through your belly button (TUBA), you may indeed have a fluid collection in the soft tissues of the abdomen that needs to be addressed.
Please maintain close followup with your plastic surgeon to ensure a safe recovery. All the best.
Paul S. GIll, M.D.
Gill Plastic Surgery
Houston Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Bulging tummy after bresat augmentation
I have to say that abdominal swelling is not a common finding after breast augmentaiton. If you are taking a fair amount of narcotics such as Percocet or Vicodin, then you may be bloated. Otherwise, you really shouldn't have swelling to your abdomen after this type of procedure.
Best to check with your Plastic Surgeon to make sure that everything is okay.
I hope that helps!
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This is extremely common and will last for 7-10 days. It is attributable to edema and general bowel distention from the narcotic analgesics. Amubulation and lazatives may help.
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It is unusual to have swelling in the abdomen after a breast augmentation unless you had surgery on your abdomen as well or had a TUBA. Follow with yoru doctor.
More details on this please
As Dr. Aldea asked, please send more details because a breast augmentation done any other way than a TUBA cannot make fluid collections on your abdomen. If you had a TUBA go back to your doctor for and exam and maybe drainage of the fluid.