Hypersensitive nipple(only one) after 2 week post op breast augmentation (photo)
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What you have described is not particularly unusual and I would agree with your doctor's comments. It is impossible to predict the degree of recovery of sensation but the hypersensitivity is probably a good sign that much, if not all, of your sensation will return.
Its not unusual to have hypersensitivity of one nipple or even both. The fact is, not one of your tissues involved with the surgery liked what was done. In the case of nerves they get on stretch which can result in numbness which progresses to hypersensitivity as the nerve recovers. Sharp shooting electrical discomfort is very common. These typically resolves. The hypersensitivity can be helped by applying a topical numbing cream like OraGel until the sensitivity resolves.
Hypersensitive nipple (only one) after 2 week post op breast augmentation
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Thank you for your question. This is true- temporary numbness or, temporary hyper sensitivity can be a normal part of healing. This will typically not last more than a month and is commonly asymmetric. Numbness usually resolves by 6 months post op. I recommend that you follow up with your Plastic Surgeon is you have any ongoing concerns.
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Hypersensitive nipples after breast augmentation
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