I am 2 months post op tummy tuck and breast augmentation can fluid build up in the breast that can cause pain.
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Fluid Buildup that May Cause Pain
Mommy Makeover - Post Op Discomfort
Breast lift and tummy tuck recovery
- Pain is definitely unusual after two months this procedure.
- A seroma or an abscess can cause persistent pain -
- I strongly recommend that you be seen by your surgeon.
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2 months post op, some advices:
At this point (2 months post-po) the swelling have to be minimal.
To reduce it, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
After performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
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Mommy Makeover Two Month Results. Fluid Build Up?
Yes, fluid build up is in the realm of possibilities.
For specific questions like this and about your recovery, it is generally best to speak with your doctor or doctor’s representative – such as his or her nurse, or the physician on call for the practice.
You will likely get many different opinions from members of the RealSelf Community, but they have not physically seen or examined you, and nobody knows you or the circumstances better than your doctor.
If you feel you are not being listened to or you are doubting your doctor’s recommendations, then it is certainly within your rights to seek a second and get the advice from another board certified physician. This should be done through an in-person consultation.
Obviously, if you think that you are having a medical emergency or other serious problem, you should call 911 and/or go to your nearest emergency room.
Breast Pain 2 months after surgery from fluid
Thanks for your question. I would certainly say its possible to have pain after surgery that is caused by surgery. It possible that you are getting a capsular contracture that is causing the pain and not fluid. You need to get an ultrasound to verify if it fluid, and if it is then it should be sent to laboratory to make sure its not something more than just fluid.
Sometimes unexplained fluid can sometimes be something more severe such as ALCL, adult large cell lymphoma which is a type of breast lymphoma caused by implants. Extremely rare, and highly unlikely but I would recommend you see your plastic surgeons.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.
Thanks for your question and photos.
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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