Will sensation return after augmentation? (photos)
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Sensation should return in the next couple months.
A change in sensation — either a loss of sensation or a tingling/burning feeling — is not uncommon after a surgical procedure and shouldn’t be permanent. Your nerves can be affected and stretched during breast augmentation. Give your nerves some time to regenerate and re-establish connections with the surrounding tissue as your body adjusts to the breast implants. You should notice an increase in sensation in 2 to 6 months after your procedure. Since you’re roughly 5 months post-op, you may want to consider checking in with your plastic surgeon if the sensation hasn’t returned after 6 months.
When will sensation return to areas of my breasts after augmentation?
No sensation in nipple area
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Sensation after breast augmentation.
Nipple sensation is another thing, and is usually related to damage (temporary or permanent) to the branches of the lateral fourth intercostal nerve during surgical creation of the implant pocket on each side. Permanent loss occurs in 5-10% of BA patients.
Your sensation should return eventually, perhaps not completely, but enough over time to become a new "normal" that is not bothersome or annoying to most women. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Return of sensation
Nipple Sensation after Breast Augmentation
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