Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. Sorry to
learn about your concerns.
The best advice that I can give you is that you should speak to your plastic
surgeon. Online consultants are not the appropriate source of information for
you; your plastic surgeon should be your resource when it comes to
This is important because every surgeon has different perspectives, the only
one that should be important is the one that operated on you ;)
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Breast Augmentation
A straw feeling may be a sensory issue or maybe a thombosed vessel. Best to be evaluated in person by your surgeon.
It sounds as if a nerve in your arm was bruised during surgery. Which can happen. It should diminish with time. However, it would probably be a good idea for your surgeon to take a look as an in person examination is always the best diagnostic tool.
Thank you for your question. Are you speaking of a mondors cord? Be assessed by your plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns.
All the best,
Hi! Its rare, but you could experience altered sensations along the arm following a trans axillary approach. This could be due to bruising of a sensory nerve, which will invariably recover over time. The recovery could be a matter of weeks or months.
All the best and I wish you a fast recovery.
From the axilla, a sensory nerve to the inner arm can be bruised. This would cause the sensations you are feeling. As long as the nerve was not cut, it should be temporary although it can take several months to return to normal.
Close follow up with your plastic surgeon is recommended.
From your description of a tubular shaped mass under the skin after incision in the under arm, my first inclination would be that this represents a thrombosed vein that we call Mondor's disease. This happens out of necessity of transacting a small vein that crosses under the incision. The portion of the vein beyond the incision then clots and you feel it as this "straw feeling". We have our patients take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory's and place warm compresses on this area. It usually will resolve after a few months. Certainly ask your plastic surgeon to examine you and confirm that this is what you're feeling. Good luck with your new breasts.