6 mo post op from chest masculinization double mastectomy w/ free nipple grafts. Normal nerve regeneration or infection?
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Burning Sensation 6 Months After Chest Masculinization Double Mastectomy
It is not uncommon to experience numbness, tingling, #burning, “crawling”, or other peculiar #sensations around the surgical area following any breast procedure, FTM #Top Surgery. This is a result of the healing of tiny fibers which are trapped in the incision site and these #symptoms will disappear. If these sensations cause pain, repeated, local self #massage per your surgeon's permission may help. You must have patience, but if this causes concern, speak to or schedule a visit with your surgeon.
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
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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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