6 mo post op from chest masculinization double mastectomy w/ free nipple grafts. Normal nerve regeneration or infection?(photos)
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Doctor Answers 6
FTM top surgery
You seem to be healing well. It doesn't look like any type of abnormal healing or infection but this is best determined by your surgeon. Be sure to see him/her for a follow up with any questions or concerns.
The photos do not look like there are signs of infection. Give it a few weeks and if it persists, discuss with your surgeon. Dr Steve Merten, Sydney, Australia
Burning sensation after top surgery
Regeneration of the nerves to the nipple following mastectomy is an unusual, yet not unheard of occurrence. This may continue for several months and then fade away. You will still have some areas of numbness of the nipples. If the sensation is too uncomfortable, you can ask your plastic surgeon to discuss numbing medicines to be applied to the skin.
I hope that this helps you.
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