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How long will my nipples hurt after nipple reduction?

I'm 9 weeks PO and my nipples feel like they're bruised. They are completely healed and look good but hurt.

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Pain 9 weeks after nipple reduciton

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Most patients do not still have pain 9 weeks after nipple reduction surgery.  Contact your plastic surgeon to discuss your symptoms as soon a possible. Best of luck.


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Painful nipples

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Although strange to still be having this sensation it is not uncommon especially with fluctuations in temperature. Hyper and hypo sensation can occur and can take months to settle. I would advise massage and consulting with your PS again for reassurance.

Gary L. Ross, MBChB, FRCS
Manchester Plastic Surgeon
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Prolonged pain after surgery

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if your nipples continue to hurt and there is little improvement, see your surgeon to see if you need any medications to help with irritated nerves

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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That is a bit unusual. Best to see your surgeon who preformed the reduction of your niplles in person for follow up visit....

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