Will I Lose Sensitivity in My Nipples After Breast Augmentation?

Do you worry about losing nipple sensitivity after breast augmentation? This is a valid concern that many of our patients share. The good news is, much of the time, all sensation returns shortly after breast augmentation. Here’s what you need to know about breast surgeries and nipple sensation. If you have any questions, let us know. As one of the best breast surgeons in Orange County, Dr. Sajjadian can answer your breast augmentation questions with expertise.

Dr. Sajjadian believes in continuous education and extensive training, and has been recognized numerous times during the past few years as a “Physician of Excellence” as selected by his peers and Orange County Medical Association. He is well known and respected because of his compassionate care of his patients. He believes in listening intently to patients and truly understanding their goals and desires.

How Common Are Nipple Sensitivity Changes After Breast Augmentation?

Sensitivity changes are very common after breast augmentation, but luckily, they don’t usually stick around. Right after surgery you find that your nipples have less sensation than normal or more sensation than normal. Typically, these changes resolve and nipple sensation returns. Permanent changes in sensation are rarely seen, generally in less than 5% of all patients.

How Can I Ease Nipple Discomfort After Breast Augmentation?

Some women find that their nipples are uncomfortable after breast augmentation, especially when they experience heightened nipple sensation. One of the best ways to reduce sensitivity is to cover the nipple, reducing stimulation. A bandage or pad placed over the breast can keep your clothing from rubbing on your nipple and may reduce the discomfort some women experience from increased sensitivity after surgery.

How Long Until Sensation Returns to Normal in My Breast After Surgery?

Be patient as you wait for your nipple sensation to stabilize and return to normal. Most women will return to normal eventually, but it does take time. The amount of time needed for sensation to stabilize can vary. Most patients see improvement in just a couple of months. Some experience changes in sensation for up to a year or longer. In a few patients, sensation never returns to normal, but this is very uncommon.

If you have questions about breast augmentation, schedule your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian. After evaluating your breasts, he can make personalized treatment recommendations and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today!