Can Breast Implants Feel Like Air Bubbles Are in It?

I am massaging my breast like my doctor instructed and now I feel like water gushing bubbles in one, and it moves from one side to the other..

Doctor Answers 5

Air in the implants

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air in the implants can occur but usually is minimal, and as stated it should resorb over time......hang in there you should be fine.......  

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Sound and bubbles after augmentation

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very early after surgery there may be excess air  especially with saline.  there also may be some fluid around the impant..  i would allow several weeks for this to settle down.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Air bubble

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This Is perfectly normal and will disappear in the next few weeks. It is from air and fluid (irrigation, local anesthetic, serum, etc) in the pocket which will be naturally absorbed over time.

Fluid after surgery

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It is quite common to feel sloshing during the early post-op period. Often there is fluid in the pocket at the end of surgery and the fluid needs to be absorbed.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Breast Implants and Bubbles?

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Thank you for the question. Depending on how far out of surgery you are is not uncommon to experience " bubbles”;  sometimes patients report hearing “squeaking” as well. If these sensations do not resolve and/or you have  real concerns follow up with your plastic surgeon for evaluation.

Best wishes.

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