I had a breast reduction 7 years ago and I have too much nipple sensation...my nipples are very sensative and always hard. I went from a 36DD to a C...is this normal and what can I do because it's very embarrassing?
After Breast Reduction, My Nipples Are Extremely Sensitive and Always Hard; Is This Normal?
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Nipple sensitivity years after a breast reduction
This is an uncommon problem to have sensitivity of the nipple 7 years after surgery. It is possible to have the nipple reduced so it is not so prominent.
Sensitive, firm nipples after breast reduction
Although not common, what you are describing can happen after a breast reduction. Usually the sensitivity does not last this long but, obviously, it can. If nipples are firm and prominent and show in clothing (which can be embarrassing) I have found that they can be shortened in an office procedure under a local. The patients who have had this done have been quite happy. The alternative is to get bras that are firmer and don't let the nipples show, or put tape or a band-aid over them to camouflage their prominence. Good luck.
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