Thank you for your question.Although you are many months out from surgery, your body is still healing. It can take a year or more for nerve regeneration after a surgical procedure. As those nerves are healing, you can experience many different sensations. The scars do look hypertrophic which can cause a lot of discomfort. Have you tried silicone sheeting and massage. You should ask your surgeon if they have it at the office, it works really well in these type of scars. Good luck.
Scarring can take many directions after surgery. Although the wound has been healed for many months, the scars will continue to mature. Part of this maturation can include some scar shortening or tightening. This often improves with more time and with some maneuvers such as scar massage, silicone treatments, steroid injections among others. Your case is unusual in that your scars and the operative site have been through so much. At 9 months after surgery, it would be very unlikely that anything particularly dangerous is occurring. Your best bet is your physician's careful history and examination. They have the best frame of reference and insight into your history and previous examinations. I hope this helps.Best of luck
Thank you for your question. In addition to steroid injections, massage and silicone sheeting may be beneficial. Please discuss your concerns with your surgeon, especially since you had a complicated course. Good luck.
I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
The scarring can take some time to heal even now. I would contact your surgeon to discuss the options to help relieve some of the discomfort. Either a cream or gel for the scar, or some silicone tape. There are a few options to try and improve it.
As far as your body is concerned, you are still in the early stages of healing. Scars tend to soften up over time. It is difficult to assess whether your symptoms are from hypertrophic scars or, less likely, nerve problems. You should follow these closely with your plastic surgeon as you continue to heal.
Thank you very much for your question and photos. I'm sorry to hear about your brachioplastu experience and wish you the very best as you continue to recover. You do have hypertrophic scarring which is common with brachioplasty. I would suggest a check up with your plastic surgeon to find out the cause of your most recent discomfort, especially if there's increaing pain. Best wishes always, Dr. Aldo