2 Weeks Post Op - Whole right side of right breast completely numb. Any suggestions?
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Pain and strange sensations after breast augmentation
The most likely cause of paresthesias (burning, itching, pins and needles) in the first weeks after breast implant surgery is the stretching or tension on the chest nerves. The nerves which supply sensation to the nipple come from the side of the breast and pass just above the outside edge of the implant. As the nerve gets used to the tension and the capsule forms, the strange sensations fade away. The numbness can also be from stretching of nerves or possibly from the incision itself. I know it can be difficult to ignore but usually the sensation improves within the first 3 months.
Numbness in the breast two weeks after augmentation
Numbness in the breast two weeks after augmentation is not uncommon. Thank you for your question and I appreciate your concern. The lateral thoracic nerves can become stretched and cause the symptoms you are describing . This usually resolves within 3-6 months. Please consult with your surgeon . Best wishes in your recovery!
Thank-you for this very important concern. Temporary and permanent changes in nerve are not uncommon following all surgeries. You are right to see your surgeon and discuss options with him/her. Most of these temporary changes resolve with time but some are permanent. Most improve with time but keep in touch with your doctor and I wish you best of luck with improvement.
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