I Had a Breast Reduction 3 Days Ago. Had a Lot of Drainage. Now my Breast Are Making Gaseous Type Sound?

Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 5

Does not sound normal based on your description alone


Thank you for the question.  Based on your description alone it sounds like you would be wise to have your plastic surgeon take a close look at you.  Significant amount of drainage alone may indicate some reason for delayed healing.  An examination is important to determine what is going on and  what the next step in your care is going to be.

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Gaseous sounds from incision

If you have had an infection and the incision is open, and you are hearing noises as you move the breasts around. sounds like you should see your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Drainage after Breast Reduction?

Any patient who experiences “a lot of drainage” after breast reduction surgery should be evaluated by her plastic surgeon. Causes of drainage may be complications such as seroma,  wound healing problem, hematoma, or infection. Your plastic surgeon, as opposed to online consultants will be able to make a specific diagnosis and treatment plan.

 Best wishes; hopefully you will be very pleased with the outcome of the procedure in the long-term.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Noises post reduction

This is not common.The sounds seem to be excess fluid which is not  very common.As long as your breasts aren't excessively swollen tight and sore this should goaway with time.Seeing your surgeon would be advised. 

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Post-operative questions

Without an in person exam it is impossible to give you reliable answers. You should see your surgeon who is in the best position to evaluate you and answer your questions.

Margaret Skiles, MD (retired)
Sacramento Plastic Surgeon
3.6 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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