i have loose and pitted skin down my arms.I am starting to feel weak in the muscles under my arms. This has happened since my breast reconstruction. also my trunk seems to be affected as well. Could this nerve damage?
What is Nerve Damage and What Does It Look Like?
Doctor Answers (3)
Loose pitted skin after breast reconstruction
Lymphedema is somethiong that can happen after mastectomy especially if lymph nodes are taken out during the procedure. This is something you should go over with your breast surgeon as well as your plastic surgeon. Sometiems compression garments help, but you should be evaluated first.
Nerve damage after reconstruction
Loose Pitted Skin after Breast Reconstuction
Loose pitted skin is unrelated to nerve damage and is usually caused by swelling. Speak to your doctor about it, as he may be able to provide you with excersizes or a compression garment which might be helpful