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Will I Lose Sensitivity in my Breasts and Nipples After a Breast Augmentation?

There are so many different reasons that Phoenix women choose to have a breast augmentation. Some Phoenix women are looking to replace the fullness of their breasts that age and childbearing have taken away from them. Other Phoenix women may be self-conscious of asymmetrical breasts, and hoping that a breast augmentation will give them a more balanced look. Still other women may have small breasts that do not compliment their frame and physique, and want to augment their breasts to give their body a more curvaceous look. And finally, other Phoenix women may simply decide that they want bigger breasts.

But breasts are about more than just size. They are an important part of womanhood, and for many women, the sensation that they feel in their breasts and nipples is particularly important to them. That is why so many Phoenix women ask Dr. Meger, “Will I lose sensitivity in my breasts and nipples after a breast augmentation?” The simple answer is that while most women who have breast augmentation from an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon will not lose sensitivity permanently, it is rare, but possible, for some women to do so. Read on to learn the reasons why you may lose breast or nipple sensitivity after a Phoenix breast augmentation.

All women will experience a temporary change in breast and nipple sensitivity
immediately after your Phoenix breast augmentation surgery. They will be sore from surgery, and may find that their breasts are painful or tingly. But rest assured, for the vast majority of women who undergo breast augmentation, these unwelcomed sensations go away.

Rare Reasons Why You Might Permanently Lose Nipple Sensitivity

While rare, it is possible that you will suffer from a permanent change in nipple sensitivity after a breast augmentation. Nipple sensitivity loss after a breast augmentation is caused by stretched or damaged nerve endings. There are a few things that may cause this. First is, selecting breast implants that are too big for your body. If your breast implants are too large, they can stretch your skin and the tissue underneath, causing nerve damage. To ensure that you pick the right size implants for your Phoenix Breast Augmentation surgery, it is important that you consult with Dr. Meger and listen to his medical advice. While he wants you to achieve the results you desire, he can also help steer you away from implants that may be too large for your particular anatomy, and cause a loss of nipple or breast sensitivity.

How Can I Learn More?

If you are considering a Phoenix breast augmentation, and breast and nipple sensitivity is important to you, then we highly recommend you schedule a free consultation with Dr. Meger to discuss your questions and concerns. You can call his office today to schedule your appointment at (602) 957-6000.