Is it normal to have numbness to back of arm, above elbow area 11 months post brachioplasty? (Photo)
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Arm numbness following brachioplasty
Is it normal to have numbness to back of arm, above elbow area 11 months post brachioplasty?
It is not normal, but it is a known complication of brachioplasty surgery to local areas of numbness in the upper arm or even the forearm. It is likely a small or end branch of the nerve that innervates the upper arm was injured enough to remain numb. This is not the same nerve that caused tingling in your fingers during the surgery. It may improve slightly with time.
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