i had a breast reduction mammoplasty since 3 years ,following the surgery i lost sensation of touch in the nipple and areola, but i fell pressure and temperature and pain...the rest of the breast sensation is significantly decreased for touch. this is annoying for me and my husband ....is there any way to restore sensation in the nipples and areola using drugs or other forms of treatment??
Sensory Loss Following Reduction Mammoplasty
Doctor Answers (6)
Breast Reduction and Loss of Sensation?
I'm sorry to hear about your frustration; unfortunately, the loss of sensation is likely to be permanent. Don't be surprised however if you very gradually regain sensation along the periphery of the breast skin.
Sensitivity ot nipple
Unfortunately if you have lost sensation to the nipple and areola and it has been 3 years, there are no techniques that I know of to restore the sensation.
Increasing sensitivity after breast reduction
I am not aware of any techniques which can consistently and reliably achieve increased sensitivity in the breast following reduction mammaplasty
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Unfortunately, not much to offer
I wish I had something more to offer than no. Breast reduction by the nature of the surgery removes breast tissue and the nerve to the nipple runs through the breast tissue. 50-60% of patients will have some sensoration diminution after a reduction. If the sensory change has become worse over time it may due to scar tissue but this is very rare. I wish I could offer you more. SHS
Sensation changes after Breast Reduction
Sensation changes after breast surgery are quite common. Most resolve to normal after 1 year. After that, any persistent sensation changes are typically permanent. There is no way to restore sensation.