I'm 11 days post-op from breast implants and my left nipple is numb, was told a nerve had to be cut?
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Loss of sensation after breast augmentation surgery?
Generally speaking, there is a low percentage rate of patients (less than 5%) who lose sensation after breast augmentation surgery. Some patients report numbness for a few months and then their sensation returns. Sometimes loss of sensation is permanent. Results may vary from patient to patient depending on the severity and complexity of your case (the larger the implant and/or the more involved the procedure the greater the risk). There is also a risk of hyper-sensitivity (usually temporary).
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Breast Augmentation Nipple Sensation
Sorry to hear about your nipple sensation difference. Most of the sensation changes after all surgery return to almost normal after the swelling and healing is finished. The fact that you can feel some sensation and that your nipple reacts to stimuli are good signs. Follow your Plastic Surgeons recommendations and good luck with your recovery!
Injury to nerves and decrease in nipple sensation is not uncommon following breast augmentation
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