Why do I feel a burning sensation when even my bra touches my skin?
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Burning sensation - 4 days post op
Hello and thank you for your question.
First of all congratulations on completing your surgery! Four days post operation is not very long in the recovery process, and it is common to feel both numb and burning sensations throughout the healing process. The burning sensations you feel stem from the large implants making room for themselves inside of the breast pocket, they are pushing and stretching the tissues and muscles out of the way, which causes soreness and burning to the touch. The area of numbness is also a common symptom, and should resolve itself in a matter of weeks at the longest. There are numb areas because the nerve endings in those areas were damaged and must regrow before you have any more feeling in that area. When the nerves grow back, they produce quick sharp stinging sensations that are also uncomfortable, but unavoidable.
It seems for being only four days post operation you are doing just fine and do not have any uncommon symptoms. Swelling will begin to reduce and your final results will be seen around the 4-6 months mark. Posting photos is always very helpful in examining the post-operative state and if anything majorly concerning sticks out. As always be sure to stay adamant about your post op consultations as the information your board certified plastic surgeon provides is tremendously helpful for a smooth recovery process.
Traci Temmen, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
Breast Augmentation Postop Sensations
After breast augmentation, it is not unusual to have strange sensations, such as numbness and burning. These sensations are completely normal, and they will gradually subside. Your satisfaction will increase as your body heals from the procedure. It is important communicate any concerns to your board-certified plastic surgeon. Congratulations on your body makeover, and good luck in your recovery!
Breasts/nipples can be very sensitive for a while after surgery. Sometimes patients lose feeling for a while and in other cases they experience hypersensitivity which can be uncomfortable. This is typically temporary, related to inflammation/pressure on the nerves. Typically this will resolve when swelling goes down and continue to improve over the next few months.
If you have ongoing concerns I recommend that you let your Plastic Surgeon know.
All the best
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Burning and Numbness in Breast after Breast Augmentation with 650cc
Thanks for your question. It is unfortunately normal to have both on the same breast. Some of the nerves get cut and some get stretched during surgery especially with larger implants. I would recommend massage but please check with you plastic surgeon for their instructions regarding your sensitivity issues. It will go away with time. Good Luck!
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon