I am 3 weeks post op today and have done great, however over the past 5 days or so I've had very sharp pins and needles pain
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Sharp pins and needles pain in breasts 3 weeks post-op.
Infection is a common concern, but a very rare occurrence. Unless you have an increase in redness, swelling, pain, and purulent drainage, followed by fevers and chills when things get out of hand, you don't have an infection. The "super sensitivity" is those pesky nerves recovering! And, BTW, infection is a huge setback (as in implants removed) so follow instructions about contact with pets (cats especially), bathing, swimming, and incision care.
Sounds as if you are doing great except for the hypersensitivity. That is pretty common and nothing to worry about. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Pin and needle pain
Hello and thank you for your question Moryco.
It is difficult to diagnose the redness of your scars and the possibility of an incision infection because there are no photos to examine. I recommend an in-person consult with your plastic surgeon to get an accurate diagnostic of that situation.
This "pin and needles" sensation is reported by many in the 3-6 week post operation timeline and from what you describe sounds like the nerve regeneration in your breast which is typical after breast augmentation. If you are still concerned over the next few days - try to see your plastic surgeon to ensure all is healing well.
Traci Temmen, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon