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.