Will My Nipples Be Sensitive After My Breast Augmentation?

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If you’re considering a breast augmentation in Omaha, you probably have a lot of questions about the procedure and what your recovery period will be like. Will you be in pain after your breast augmentation? Will your nipples be sensitive after the surgery? How long will it take to recover? How long until you feel “normal” again? Continue reading, because Omaha board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ayoub of Westfield Plastic Surgery Center is here to answer all your questions about breast augmentation surgery, including how you’ll feel post-op.

What Will Your Breasts Feel Like After Surgery?

Anytime you have surgery; it’s a trauma to your body, and you will feel pain. Such is the case with breast augmentation surgery. Thankfully, compression garments and prescription painkillers help with swelling and pain, and you should manage your pain so that you are still able to rest, but function.

Will Your Nipples Be Sensitive?

Immediately after your Omaha breast augmentation surgery, you may find that your nipples are ultra sensitive. This is because of nerve endings in the nipples that are stretching around the implants. Nipple sensitivity after a breast augmentation is most common in younger women who increase from a B cup to a C cup, though it can be experienced by anyone who undergoes breast augmentation. Typically, nipple sensitivity will resolve itself within a few months. In the meantime, you can try the following remedies to alleviate any nipple pain or ultra sensitivity:

  • Wear pasties, Band-Aids or place gauze over your nipples to prevent them from rubbing against your bra or clothing, causing additional sensitivity or pain;
  • Ask your Omaha plastic surgeon for anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce nipple sensitivity and pain; and
  • Perform a breast massage to alleviate nipple sensitivity by massaging the outside of the breast and ribs, which helps compress the nipple nerve before the area that is being stretched.
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How Long Will It Take Before You Feel “Normal” Again?

While it can take up to a year for you to see your final results from your breast augmentation surgery, you should start to feel “normal” much sooner. After a few months, the pain and swelling from your breast augmentation surgery should go away, as should your nipple sensitivity. If you are a few months post-op and still feeling pain or extreme nipple sensitivity, we recommend you contact Dr. Ayoub for a consultation and examination.

How Can You Get Other Questions Answered?

Deciding to get a breast augmentation is a huge decision, and it’s not one that you should take lightly. If you are considering a breast augmentation in Omaha, we highly recommend that you contact Dr. Ayoub of Westfield Plastic Surgery Center for a complimentary consultation and examination. Not only will Dr. Ayoub perform a full examination and answer all of your questions, but he will also use 3D imaging technology to help you visualize what your breast implants will look like, depending on the implant size and shape that you select. Getting this realistic expectation of what your breast augmentation will look like helps Omaha women feel confident about their decision to undergo breast augmentation. To schedule a free consultation today, call Dr. Ayoub’s Omaha offices at (402) 829-6384.

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Dr. Ayoub is a board-certified plastic surgeon offering a wide variety of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures designed to help you become the best version of yourself. For more than 20 years, Dr. Ayoub and his team at Westfield Plastic Surgery Center have been an active part of the Omaha, NE community. Together they inspire a warm, welcoming environment for every patient.