Hello, I just had surgery one week ago and I had my areolos made smaller in the process. Everything for the most part seems to be fine however, I dont seem to be getting an erection in my left nipple and a burning sensation around both nipples. Sensation seems to be there, but the skin seems so tight that it wont erect on that one side. As I am healing, will I gain erection ability back in my nipple? Thanks for your assistance.
No Nipple Erection After a BA and Mastopexy? (photo)
Doctor Answers (7)
Too early to assess results
Since almost every breast lift requires your surgeon to make incisions around the nipple, losing sensation in this area is a possible risk. If this complication does occur, patients may need to wait for the nerves to grow back. If sensation has not returned after two years, it's likely that the nipples may never regain their normal sense of touch.
Breast surgery and nipples
At one week after surgery, everything is healing and a bit swollen. Give it several months to heal before worrying about erectile function of your nipples.
Nipple sensitivity and function after mastopexy
You will most likely regain normal nipple erectile function over the next several months. Having slightly heightened sensation for a month or two is also very normal. No need to worry.
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Again this is much to early for the issue not to be addressed by your surgeon. Sometimes decreased N/A sensation can lasts for many months but you state you have some feeling, Thus the erection SHOULD rerun soon. But agai ask your surgeon.
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