Abdominal Swelling After Breast Augmentation

Abdominal Swelling After Breast Augmentation

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Breast Augmentation in Miami is one of the most widely performed cosmetic procedures worldwide. Most women with sagging and poorly shaped breasts caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormonal changes, or menopause undergo breast augmentation to restore their breasts’ natural appearance. 

Not only does breast augmentation enlarge your breasts, but it also ensures correct symmetry, proper alignment with the body, and a luscious appearance, improving your self-confidence. A qualified surgeon in Miami can reshape your breasts with augmentation and restore fullness caused by aging or weight loss. 

If you want to redefine your feminine curves, nothing is better than undergoing breast implant surgery. While major complications are rare, breast augmentation does lead to discomfort, swelling, and pain. Likewise, some patients have reported selling in the abdominal region. Let us give you details about why abdominal swelling occurs after breast augmentation. Read on! 

Why does abdominal swelling occur after breast augmentation surgery?

The primary cause of swelling in your body is the disrupted lymphatic system caused by surgery. However, keep in mind that swelling is a normal part of the recovery process and plays a critical role in tissue healing. 

The swollen area contains proteins and white blood cells required for the surgical site’s healing. In addition, during the rehabilitation period, your physical activities remain limited to streamline the healing process. 

However, this reduces movement in your body and causes fluid retention in the abdominal areas, causing swelling and related symptoms. Some women do not even take shorts walks from room to room in their homes, leading to a sedentary life and causing weight gain. 

Although not involving in strenuous or heavy exercises is essential, when you fail to take short walks in your room every hour, you will gain weight and reduce the movement of fluids in the abdominal region by disrupting the lymphatic system. 

A growing body of research evidence shows that abdominal swelling is normal after breast augmentation. However, when you experience swelling for a longer time, and it does not go away with medication, you should immediately consult your surgeon or a qualified medical practitioner to determine the cause. 

How long does abdominal swelling last after breast augmentation surgery?

Most women show concern about abdominal swelling, discomfort, and bloating after breast augmentation. The good news is that these are short-term symptoms and usually go away on their own within a few weeks. However, sometimes, the swelling peaks following the surgery and takes about three months to subside. 

Postoperative swelling in the abdominal region requires some time to resolve. Still, if you notice that symptoms are evident/apparent even after three months, it is time to consult a specialist and seek appropriate treatment. 

How much swelling is normal after breast augmentation?

Although breast augmentation is an effective cosmetic procedure, it comes with side effects like other surgeries. You will feel tightness and swelling in your breasts that usually increase in the first three to four days. Some women experience swelling up to three months. Some even have this problem for six months because the implants fail to settle in place. 

How can I reduce abdominal swelling after breast augmentation surgery?

Research shows that gravity plays a risky role in moving swelling from your breast tissues down to your abdomen. There are plenty of ways to reduce swelling in your abdominal region after breast augmentation. 

These include drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated by consuming fruit juices with nutrients, such as vitamins and oxidants, to speed up recovery by reducing inflammation. 

In addition, walk around in your room every other hour to increase blood circulation to your abdominal muscles and streamline the lymphatic processes. If you feel severe swelling or inflammation, use anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the discomfort. Some surgeons recommend arnica supplements made of organic herbs to reduce breast and abdominal swelling. 


How much swelling should I expect after breast augmentation?

You will feel tightness in your breast following the surgery. Swelling in your breast will increase during the first 3-4 days. Likewise, there is a risk of swelling moving down to your abdominal muscles. Some people relieve swelling within a few weeks, while others take at least three months. 

Final Words 

Breast Augmentation Miami is a reliable and result-oriented cosmetic surgery that improves your breasts’ shape, size, volume, fullness, and aesthetics. Schedule your appointment with our qualified surgeon in Miami by calling us now! 

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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