Posted by: Lilly | 2007/12/19

RE: Breast Implants

Hi Dr Burger

Thank you for the info - but is there no operation I can go for to remove the "neuroma "? Are there no chances to try and fix this ?


Dear Lilly

Thank you for visiting

The changes that feeling in this area will be restored, are zero. Nerves grow at a milimeter a month but in your case, this process could have slowed down and that neuroma have formed, which will completely block the growth of the nerves.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger
Date: 16/12/2007

Subject: Breast implants
Posted by: Lilly

I went for breast implants in 2001 and had the incision under the breast. However since then on the one side just above the cut including the nipple are completely numb. Can feeling ever be restored? At times it is painful - a numb dull pain that aches. Very strange and very unpleasent. Can anything be done ? Or am I doomed to have this for life.

When I originally went for the consultation at the surgeon she said that it could be numb after surgery but feeling should return - alas, it never did.
Date: 14/12/2007

Date: 19/12/2007

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Dear Lilly
Dr Burger will be "on duty" again on Friday 21/12 if you want to repost to him?
However, nerves usually generate within 18 months, if not, you may have permanent loss of sensation which is one of the well known risks of breast implants.
Dr Bets

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