Cutaneous numbness or hypersensitivity is common after breast augmentation, subglandular or submuscular, and tends to improve over time (several months).
Just Had a Ba Above Muscle and my Skin Feels Numb and Nipples Are Tingly. is This Normal?
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Nipple and Skin Sensitivity after Breast Implants
Whether implants are over or under muscle, it is very common to have areas of skin numbness and nipple tingling (hypersensitivity). Uncomfortable nipple sensitivity usually improves over 4-6 weeks. Gentle massage may be helpful.
Skin numbness generally improves also but will take longer, particularly in the area of the incision.
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It is Normal to Have Changes in Nipple Sensation Following Breast Augmentation
It is normal to have changes in skin and nipple sensation following breast augmentation.
In the vast majority of women the change in sensation is temporary, but it can take several months before the sensation returns to the pre-operative baseline level.
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Numbness after breast augmentation
It is fairly common to have some numbness after surgery. Once the swelling goes down the sensation should improve. Give it time to improve.
Totally Normal Sensations
It's totally normal to have changes in sensation of the nipples and areolas as well as the breast skin immediately after BA surgery. You can have heightened sensation, diminished sensation, tingling sensations, etc but everything should return to normal within a matter of weeks!!!
Funny sensations after Breast Augmentation
This is absolutely expected as part of the inflammatory process. Gentle Massage over the affected areas will help tissues to heal. Usually 2-3 months for quite recovery. Postoperative inflammation can remain for a long as a year.But it is almost gone withing the first six. You may use pure avocado oil, or Arnica cream.
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Numbness and tingling after breast augmentation
It's very normal to experience numbness of the skin and tingling of the nipples. It may take several months for these "funny" sensations go subside. Gentle massages over the affected areas may help.
Stewart Wang, MD FACS, Wang Plastic Surgery
Sensation changes in the breasts after implants
Changes to the sensation in the breasts and nipples are a normal occurrence after placement of implants in the breasts. The nerves are "bruised" from surgery and it may take several months to heal. But, in most cases, the sensation returns to normal once the nerves recover.
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It is completly normal, soon after surgery. It takes 6-9 months for everything to fall into place and feel normal again.
Skin and nipple sensation after breast augmentation
Skin numbness and tingling can be normal after breast augmentation and occur when nerves are stretched and compressed by the implant and swelling. This usually resolves over the first few weeks after surgery.
As the nerves wake up, you may experience hypersensitivity. This transient phase usually responds to frequent massage to help settle the nerves.
Michael Vennemeyer, MD
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