We've got good news and bad news for you. First, the bad: Yes, it is true that you can lose sensitivity in your nipples when you opt for breast implants. The good news is that there are some techniques to try and minimize these effects. Here's what you need to know about your risks.
Why Breast Implants Can Result in Loss of Nipple Sensitivity
Whether you're looking for breast augmentation in San Antonio or elsewhere, it's important to remember that a loss or lessening of sensation in your nipples is a rare, but real, risk of getting implants. The reason comes down to the procedure: You're disrupting your natural breast and placing a foreign object into your body. This means having an incision that can cause disrupt the nerves within your breast. When you're getting implants, or undergoing any type of breast surgery, this is a posed risk. When you have surgery, depending on the type, an incision may be made underneath your breast, near your armpit, or below your nipples. After the incision is made, the implant is inserted either directly behind the breast tissue or below the pectoral muscle. Any one of these steps can lessen the sensitivity of the nipples.
Your Risk of Sensation Loss
If you feel a lack of sensitivity immediately after surgery, don't panic. About 50 percent of women feel a temporary change that usually lasts a few months. However, five percent of women do experience a permanent lack of sensitivity after breast augmentation. It's important to remember that even for surgery performed by a skilled breast surgeon, loss of sensation remains a risk.
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