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Stomach Bloating After Breast Augmentation

Hello, I had Silicone Breast Implant Surgery on February 20, 2010. I always had a very flat stomach, even right after I had my baby. I am 39 years old. I now have a bloated stomach and I look pregnant. All the information I looked up online suggests this should only last for 2 weeks, but I am over a month now post surgery. Will this bloating go away?

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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  Post aug with bloating!
March 9, 2016 2:41 AM

Best to contact your operative surgeon ASAP! (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Scottsdale, AZ
United States
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April 29, 2010 1:09 PM

You might be constipated and holding on to more intestinal volume. Best steps to improve situation is a high fiber diet and lots of water. Ask your PS if they recommend anything else. Stop (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Ridgewood, NJ
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  bloating after breast augmentation
April 28, 2010 2:16 PM


Bloating can occur after any surgery due to the slowing down of the gastrointestinal system as well as fluid retention. This is due to the effects of anesthesia and analgesics (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
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March 28, 2010 1:55 PM

Your Bloating has nothing to do with breast augmentation, it could be due to antibiotics if you had antibiotics after surgery.
see you family physician for a full work (more)
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  Question from GerryC
March 8, 2016 2:37 PM

Hi GerryC,

I realise that your post was a few years ago but I just wanted to ask when did your bloated stomach go down? I am 12 days post silicone breast implant surgery and my stomach is really bloated and also look pregnant. It is showing no signs of going down yet.
I hope to hear from you.
Thank you in advance.



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