Should I Be Concerned About Nerve Sensation in Above Naval 1 Week Post-Op Breast Implants?
- Asked by elirose in Port Charlotte, FL
- 2 years ago
I am 8 day post-op silicone implants and have noticed a sensation aprox.1 inch above and to the side of my navel since day 2.It is not painful just feels like a movement of some kind most noticeable when sitting straight up. Reminds me of the first movements of a baby when pregnant. No I am not pregnant :)My PS kind of blew it off. Could this be a nerve and at what point do I become concerned about it and have it further evaluated?
Sensory changes around navel after breast augmentation.
Since you have silicone implants, I will assume you did not have them placed via an umbilical incision. The changes in sensation are unlikely to be the direct result of the surgery. However, indirect causes could be from swelling, skin stretching, or tightness. If the fold of the breast was lowered, these would be more common.
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You may be feeling some swelling or fluid as it tracks inferiorly due to gravity. Your breast pockets have fluid in them and this may track within the subcutaneous planes.
Changes in sensation after your breast augmentation
It's a little unclear why you're experiencing changes in your naval, particularly if you had silicone implants placed through a separate incision (as only saline implants can be placed through a transumbilical breast augmentation). It's normal during the early recovery process to experience a plethora of different and unusal sensation changes, i.e. numbness, electrical shock like feelings, hightened sensation, etc. Nerves are often contused or bruised during surgery, and tend to recovery at their own rates of healing. It is not unusal for a patient to report normal sensations for periods as long as 6-12 weeks after your breast augmentation. Consult with your plastic surgeon to discuss the possibility of hot packs, massaging, NSAIDS, and a proper diagnosis. 8 days after surgery is extremely early as a number of different things can be responsible for your sensation. Continue to give it time and not doubt things will improve.
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It is a little early in your recovery to be completely back to normal. Numbness or strange feelings around the areas of surgery are a natural effect of having cut or stretched the nerves that give sensation to your skin. Those nerves recover at their own speed and without any help from you or your surgeon. How quickly the nerves recover depends mostly on your health and genetics. Keep in touch with your surgeon and remember that although plastic surgery changes you immediately, it is weeks and months before you really see the final picture after all the swelling is gone and the skin has accomodated the new structure underneath. Good luck and enjoy your new breasts!
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If the implants were inserted through the navel then this could be normal. Without that information, it is hard to determine what could be going on. I would reconsult with your plastic surgeon.
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