Breast Reduction W Lift 13 Days Ago-my Stomach is Swollen-is This Normal?

Breast Reduction W Lift 13 Days Ago-my Stomach is Swollen-is This Normal?

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Abdominal swelling after breast reduction

Thank you for your question. Abdominal swelling is normal after breast reduction. Swelling follows gravity and thus your abdomen (and sometimes the thighs) will experience more swelling and add confusion to the post-op period. You may even notice that you've added many pounds on the scale despite reducing the breast size. You should notice a decrease in the abdominal swelling with each week that passes by.

Breast reduction and abdominal swelling

It is fairly common to had local swelling after surgery and very possible to have swelling of the abdomen as well.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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