Lost Feeling in my Left Nipple After Breast Reduction 6 Weeks Ago?

I had a BR about 6 years ago, i realised a week ago that half of my left nipple turned white and i lost feeling in that part of the nipple. Should i be concerned about it and see a doctor?

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Nipple changes

You should see a surgeon if you have noticed changes in your breasts recently after having had breast reduction surgery six years ago.  Probably it is just a cosmetic issue, but be cautious and explore your options.


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Nipple changes with numbness

Certainly not typical for a post op breast reduction 6 years out. Not sure that it is or isn't related to the surgery.  Would recommend an evaluation by your physician or even a breast surgical specialist though. 

Ronald A. Lohner, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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