After Breast Reduction Surgery, What is Causing Tingling, Burning and Shooting Pains?

In the healing process of a reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction), it is normal to feel tingling, burning or random sharp shooting pains that can last for many weeks after surgery. They usually only last a second but indicate the nerves are beginning to regenerate. Often the nipples become hypersensitive, but all of these symptoms will generally subside with time.

San Francisco Bay Area women who have had breast reduction surgery are advised to report any conditions of redness, swelling, severe or increased pain so that signs of infection or any other complication can be ruled out.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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