Nipple sensation post aug
This will vary from one patient to the next and actually from one breast ie right to left.I usually will tell patients their sensitivity will return after several months.You may experince tingling/needles and pins for awhile.This process can take over a year.
Nipple sensation after breast surgery.
Nipple sensation may take a full year to start to return. Occasionally, I have seen patients with sensation that continues to normalize for up to 2 years. Likewise, you can have aberrant breast sensations ( electrical shocks, aching, and areas of numbness). for up to two years.
Most nipple sensation that will recover has recovered by 9 months. A year is the usual answer at the outside, but most have return of sensation starting soon after surgery. If there is no sensation at all at nine months, most likely this is permanent. On the other hand, if there has been recent and ongoing improvement, it is likely to continue.
All the best
It can take a year or more
Changes in sensation are normally temporary and resolve in the weeks or months following surgery. It is very rare that permanent changes occur.
How long does it usually take for nipple sensation to return after breast aug?
Hello! Thank you for your question! Your symptoms sound like your
nerves regenerating. Breast procedures such as the
breast augmentation and breast lift/reduction certainly result in a more
perky, and fuller appearance of your breasts. With any breast procedure
there is a risk, albeit very small, of change in
sensation to the area. The reported rate of sensation changes
(decreased, loss, or increased) is ~7% for lift/reductions and much
smaller for breast augmentation. In my experience, this rate is
reportedly much lower, but is higher when tissue is excised or the
amount of lift that is needed, so the breast reduction procedure has a
slightly greater risk. It can take up to a year for full sensation to
return. Re-educating your nerves to these areas by using different
textures when showering and putting on lotion often helps.
It is one risk of such a procedure, and
one that you must consider, amongst others, as with any surgical
procedure. You should consult with a plastic surgeon well-trained in
breast procedures who will examine and discuss with you the various
risks and benefits of the procedure(s) and assist you in deciding if
such a procedure will be the right decision for you.
In most cases it will return within a few weeks BUT it can take up to 12-18 months. There are cases where it has taken 2 years. In rare cases, it can be permanent.
I tell patients that most will have no change some will have increased and some will have decreased sensation. A very small amount of patients will have a permanent change and that would take longer than a year to prove itself