Gurgling sound and sensation on left breast. Is this normal 2 weeks after BA?
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2 weeks post op, some advices:
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.
Gurgling sound after BA
Thank you for your question.This “gurgling” noise is common after a breast augmentation and shouldn’t be anything to worry about. A gurgling/sloshing sound or sensation isn’t the actual implant fluid which some patients fear, but rather air that is trapped in the implant pocket and fluid that may have naturally accumulated. This is perfectly normal and will resolve within 2-4 weeks. If it persists, I would schedule an appointment with your surgeon to perform a physical evaluation. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Post Op Gurgling
Thank you for your question. It is not uncommon for a bubbly, gurgling sensation or even squeaking to be reported post op as there is a little fluid present and inflammation of the breast pocket. You can expect this to slowly resolve over the next few weeks. Let your Plastic Surgeon know if you have ongoing concerns.
All the best
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Basically, the sounds and sensations you are experiencing following surgery is from some fluid in the pocket around the implant. This fluid usually resolves in the first few weeks, however, this may take longer for some. I usually recommend my patients to continue a well supportive bra and to limit activity for 4 weeks after surgery.
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