I too have the vibration or bubbling sensation after reduction. I also feel at times that I have fluid sloshing around in there.

Also have massive bruising and swelling is this normal also.

Doctor Answers 2

Bubbling and Sloshing

It is not unusual to feel that there are bubbles in the first week after breast reduction because there probably is some air left in the breast.  I often say that if it feels weird, it is probably normal.  Nevertheless, you should not have much "sloshing".  It could indicate a collection of fluid - a seroma - that may need to be drained.  Best to see your surgeon for an in person exam to determine if you have something that needs attention.  Congratulations on your breast reduction.  I hope you will be as  happy as most women who choose to have this procedure.


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Concerns after breast reduction surgery…

Congratulations on having undergone the breast reduction procedure. Although some of the sensations you are experiencing may be "normal", the combination of "massive" bruising/swelling ( along with the remainder of your description) would make me concerned that there is  potentially a problem (complication such as hematoma or seroma) present. Best to followup with your plastic surgeon for assessment, advice, and/or meaningful reassurance. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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