I am 9 days post op. Is it normal if my armpits always feel numb?
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Numbness in the armpit
Axillary numbness after augmentation
I recommend follow-up with your plastic surgeon to make sure everything is healing properly.
9 Days Post Op - Is It Normal If My Armpits Always Feel Numb?
If any of the above is correct, than the transient numbness in the armpit is due to direct trauma either from an incision and/or a drain. This type of localized numbness is also found when one makes an incision around the areola and/or an incision under the breast as a route of entry for the breast implant. These localized numb areas regain normal sensation within months.
The new nerve endings which provide normal post operative sensation to any operated area come from the nerves around that area, and are recruited from the surrounding uninjured nerves by a process known to neuro physiologists as "recruitment".
All that mumbo jumbo means that the numbness will pass.
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Numbness is early
Check with your doctor at your next visit regarding the numbness in your axilla.
It should keep improving.
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