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Is It Normal to Have a Burning Sensation Right Under the Breast Area with Muscle Repair and a Tummy Tuck?

Is It Normal to Have a Burning Sensation Right Under the Breast Area with Muscle Repair and a Tummy Tuck?

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Burning Sensation Under Breast after Tummy Tuck

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This is something you should discuss with your plastic surgeon so he can examine you. 

It is very common to have sensory changes after a tummy tuck procedure.  As the nerves start to reinervate the skin you may occasionally feel burning, itching, pins and needles or "electrical shock" sensations. 

To be sure please follow up with your plastic surgeon so he can fully evaluate you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Brian Joseph

Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Burning Sensation after Tummy Tuck?

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Thank you for the question.

Although the symptoms you are experiencing may be quite “normal”, it is always best to address your symptoms with your plastic surgeon who is in the best position to advise you and to rule out complications.

Best wishes.

Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/Procedures/Procedure_tummyTuck.htm

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Sensory changes after tummy tuck

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It is not uncommon to experience temporary sensory changes (like burning or pins and needles sensations) after tummy tuck surgery.  Essentially, your nerves are "waking" up after surgery.   Please follow-up with your plastic surgeon as they are best suited to address any concerns.  

Web reference: http://www.basuplasticsurgery.com

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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