Very commonly after breast surgery there is some numbness to the nipple and areola tissue. At about 6-8 weeks, sensitivity often returns. This may very well be what you are experiencing. Just to be safe, you should see your surgeon. Sometimes nipple shooting sensation can be related to infection or compression.
Pain in nipple area 2 months post breast reduction
Shooting pains around the nipple area may be related to inflammation and healing of the associated nerves. Are they mild or more severe? How often do they occur? Occasionally or frequently?
If more than occasional and mild, you should consider following up with your plastic surgeon who can examine you and make sure there is nothing of significance occurring that needs to be addressed.
Thank you for the question.
Unfortunately, diagnosis without examination is not possible.
It would be in your best interests to be examined by your plastic surgeon to determine if the “shooting pains” you are experiencing is part of the normal healing process or related to a process that can be potentially treated. For example, sometimes a nerve can be trapped in scar tissue (neuroma) causing significant discomfort.