Hypersensitive after lift and 150CC implants. Very scared it's permanent! (photo)

I had a do-nut lift 3 weeks ago with 150CC silicone under muscle implants. Since surgery my nipples have been so hypersensitive. I can't stand clothing touching them! I am so scared this is permanent and am really regretting the implants. (I had a previous do-nut lift 8 years ago and was totally fine with normal sensation). Is it safe to wear gauze pads? Will it affect the healing of my incisions around the areolae? So worried and in pain!!!

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Hypersensitive after lift and 150CC implants. Very scared it's permanent!

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Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue..

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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I've never seen permanent hypersensitivity develop

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but have plenty of patients (almost should expect it after augmentation) who have it following surgery only to have it dissipate over the ensuring weeks.  I advocate nipple massage to help speed up this process but time alone should be good enough.  And sensations will not impact the healing of your incisions.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Hypersensitivity after breast surgery

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Yes, this can be totally normal after breast surgery. Hypersensitivity as well as hyposensitivity generally resolve in several weeks/months. Gentle massage may help and follow up with your surgeon is warranted. I hope this helps!! 

Ritu Chopra, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

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