Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for women interested in enhancing their breasts’ size, shape, and position. Whether you want to achieve a subtle breast enhancement or are considering going much larger, you may be wondering about what to expect after breast surgery.
One of the most common concerns about breast augmentation is whether breast and nipple sensitivity will change or remain the same after the procedure. Understandably, many patients wonder if their nipple sensitivity will increase or decrease after breast augmentation.
While some slight changes may occur in nipple sensitivity, the effect is nearly always temporary. Here’s everything you need to know about experiencing changes in nipple sensitivity after undergoing breast augmentation surgery.
Can Breast Augmentation Change Nipple Sensitivity?
It’s not uncommon for patients to experience a change in nipple sensation immediately after their breast augmentation, especially in the beginning stages of their recovery. Breast implants stretch the breast tissue and skin, which includes a significant number of nerves, so some minor changes in sensation are extremely common. However, as your body adjusts to the implants, your nipple sensitivity should return to normal.
Decreased Nipple Sensitivity After Breast Augmentation
A surprising number of patients are worried that they will lose all nipple sensation, but the chances of losing complete feeling in the nipples is extremely rare. If you are concerned about reduced nipple sensitivity, then it may be reassuring to know that Dr. Zochowski’s advanced breast augmentation technique poses a very low risk to your overall sensation.
Increased Nipple Sensitivity After Breast Augmentation
A noticeable increase in nipple sensitivity after a breast augmentation is a bit more common but also a normal part of the recovery process. Some patients notice new sensations in their breasts after surgery, but nearly all report that sensitivity returns to normal once their body has completely healed.
How Long Does Nipple Sensitivity Last?
The larger the implants, the more likely you are to experience some degree of sensitivity during the first few weeks or months of your recovery. We have found that many patients report that their sensation level returns to normal within just a few days while also experiencing no change in sensitivity. Ultimately, every patient is different and unique, but trusting your procedure to an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is the key to achieving the best results.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation with A One-on-One Consultation with Dr. Zochowski
If you’re interested in learning more about the breast augmentation process, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Christopher Zochowski, a leading provider of cosmetic surgery in Columbus, OH. At your consultation, Dr. Zochowski can evaluate your specific case, answer any questions you may have about your results, expectations around your recovery, and more.