Will nipple contraction/sensitivity return after Breast Augmentation?
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Concerned about nipple sensitivity and projection
Although it is rare to lose sensation on the nipple completely, it can happen. Please allow at least one year for the sensation to come back.
In regards to nipple projection/shape, it may decrease over time. However, it the purse string (circumareolar) lift was performed with permanent sutures, the nipple/areolar projection may not decrease.
Please share your concern with your plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon will be the best resource to answer your concerns.
Mastopexy wound closure
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and concerns.
Having said that, different surgeons will use different techniques to close the wounds. There is no one way to do it. There is no one right way to do it either.
The purses string stitch is typically a permanent stitch but does not have to be. It really depends on your situation. The pouching out that you notice may be permanent. As for retraction and sensitivity, only time will tell.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
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One nipple not responding months after breast augmentation
- Our two sides heal differently -
- One side always heals faster.
- The funny looking nipple is awkward to live with but for now, all you can do it wait.
- Improvement from surgical healing takes a minimum of 6 months and often takes another 12-18 months to finish.
- Let your surgeon know of your concerns and give it time.
- Once you see some improvement, even a tiny bit, chances are that contraction will recover.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes
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