Hey y’all, just got a flexDF2 installed and I’m stoked to use it. It’s pretty swollen but despite that the read range is just plain amazing, or at least compared to the x series.
I took video of the whole thing so maybe I’ll post that later too.
The only concern I have is that it’s been 4-5 hours since lidocaine injection and I still haven’t fully regained feeling back. I can feel my fingers running over it but I can’t really tell sharp objects picking at it. The installer said it would take 2 hours for me to regain sensation so I’m a bit concerned. Does anyone have experience with that?
Just like to add that above a flex install, some loss of sensation can remain for quite some time… had that both with my flexie and my silicone implant, it took weeks or maybe even months until the skin above the implants was as sensible as before. Just so you don’t worry too much
Amal is right in that if it combined with adrenaline then it takes longer. The reason being that the adrenaline causes localised vasoconstriction to minimise bleeding. The drug however stays infiltrated within the tissue for longer precisely for this reason as there is a decreased blood supply to absorb and transport the drug to the liver where it is broken down.
There are case reports of its effects lasting days. Any longer though and your looking at nerve damage and not the effect of the local anaesthetic.
FYI for dosing, max dose is 1mg / kg up to a max of 200mg or 500mg with adrenaline.
I think they are now talking about a different kind of loss of sensation, With my flexMT I regained feeling from the lidocaine by the end of the day, but it’s definitely an altered sensation compared to other parts of my arm.