Breast implants and nipple sensation; do women lose sensation?

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Breast implants and nipple sensation; do women lose sensation?

Tangles Tangles 04/07/2012

I heard in one of my classes the other day that women who get breast implants sometimes lose sensation. I know a few people who have gotten implants but I have never heard that.

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Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
No I have not mine are big enough wirthout implants haha.
04/07/2012
Various Various
I've never had implants, but I have wondered this same thing before.
04/07/2012
poetprincess poetprincess
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I have never heard of that happening..
04/07/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
NO FUCKING WAY!!! ^^
04/07/2012
deltalima deltalima
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No I have not mine are big enough wirthout implants haha.
Lucky!
04/07/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I have B cups and I am very happy with them!
04/08/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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I have B cups and I am very happy with them!
Amen to that. I like my little tits just the way they are. Frankly, I think I'd look ridiculous if they were larger (not that big boobs look bad, just that they wouldn't work on my frame).
04/08/2012
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I've always been curious about that too. Due to weightloss, I'm worried I'm gonna loose some boob. I thought about getting it done, if it's needed. The ONLY thing keeping me from doing it, is that! losing feeling in my boobs. I've done tons of reading and some say no, but there is still a possibility! I have ALOT of feeling in my nipples, and I'd die if I lost that.
04/13/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
Yes. I've read and also heard that a common side affect of breast implants is that you may lose sensation. I used to have C cups but now have D cups after pregnancy. I don't need implants thankfully. It would suck to lose sensation on my breasts. Stimulation of my nipples helps get me off quicker.
04/13/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
nope
04/14/2012
ViVix ViVix
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No breast implants here, but maybe once I'm done having all of the kids I'm going to have.
05/06/2012
sexystuffeve sexystuffeve
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I've never had implants, but I have wondered this same thing before.
Same here, but I have heard that it IS a posibility
05/06/2012
Terri69 Terri69
No, my boobies are too big now!!
05/06/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
Depends on the procedure. If they cut around the nipple to insert the implant, it is almost a guarantee you will lose sensation because they are cutting the nerves and muscles. If they cut below in the crease under the breast, you will not. They also have a new procedure out now that they can go through your belly button! Several people are choosing this option because they are trying to avoid the muscle pain and tenderness across the chest. Honestly, I think having a metal rod going from my belly button to my boobs would be more painful than right there at the breast! LOL
05/07/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
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none for me
05/07/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I have not had implants, and don't plan on getting any. I'm perfectly fine with my small chest. I've had them larger when I was pregnant and nursing, but they shrank back to itty bitty so I believe that's the way I'm supposed to be.
05/07/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I need a reduction, lol.
09/19/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Ive seen both cases
09/19/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
I have read about this, and I think it's a possible side effect of the implants. I would never risk it...I would never risk any of the possible side effects with implants. People can do what they want with their bodies, but...I embrace what I've got and am happy that way.
09/19/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Depends on the procedure. If they cut around the nipple to insert the implant, it is almost a guarantee you will lose sensation because they are cutting the nerves and muscles. If they cut below in the crease under the breast, you will not. They also ...
Yep! The belly button procedure saves more nipple sensation than any other. I don't have implants (Jeez, I don't need them. I'd look like I was about to fall over if they were any bigger on my tiny frame.) But, I've worked with a lot of patients who have them.

You're right. The ones who had the older procedure, where the nipple was cut around (even if they keep the tissue attaching the nipple to the ducts attached) causes the most damage, but even the below the breast cut causes some in some women. A lot of these women either have insensitive nipples or hypersensitive nipples, neither are enjoyable.

In the "Belly Button" procedure, they make a channel from the navel to each breast, then they insert the empty breast form into the channel and position it behind the chest wall (sub muscular implants always cause less damage) then a tube is inserted into the implant (or was there the entire time) and the saline is drained through the tube into the implant until it's the size desired. Then the other breast is done. Then the implants are adjusted, while the tubes are still inserted, the tubes are removed then the tiny incision in the navel is sutured, and the channel through the body heals itself.

It's the best way to do it, if one is going to go with an implant. Sadly, women who are having reconstructive surgery due to cancer or developmental defect almost always get silicone implants and those can't be inserted via the navel. They have to go in the breast already filled. So, they usually use a sub breast incision. (About where the underwire of your bra goes.) You can't fill a silicone implant in the OR. Only saline implants are done this way.
09/19/2012
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Tangles Tangles
I had thought about implants once upon a time, but I wouldn't want them if they caused a loss of sensation. Did your breast implants cause you to lose sensation?
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Incendiaire Incendiaire
It depends where they put the implant in; sometimes they'll make a crescent-shaped incision around the areola, and insert the implant through there, in order to better hide the scar when it heals. That's the only time loss of nipple sensation might be an issue. Alternatives are a scar in the crease under the breast, or in the armpit, which shouldn't affect the nipple at all, but which are more visible.

I watch far too many plastic surgery shows on TV.
04/07/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
This is frighteningly bizarre!!! :S:S:S
04/07/2012
buzz buzz
Never got it.
04/08/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I haven't had implants, but I have had a reduction. I did lose some, but not all, of the sensation in my nipples. I did have incisions around the nipples, though. Implants can be done without that business.
04/09/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't have implants, but I am a Lactation Consultant and a nurse and have worked with many women with implants. Nearly all of them tell of some loss of sensation or a painful increase in sensation. Few say their nipple's sensory experience stayed the same.

Years ago, they used to remove the nipple (actually the areola, the darker part around the nipple) or cut under it to place the implants. This disturbed not only some of the milk ducts pathways to the nipple, but also disconnected some of the nerve pathways. Even with the least destructive way of inserting implants, making a channel from the navel, putting the uninflated implant into the navel and then through the channel and behind the chest wall, then filling the implant after it is in place; many women still complain of sensory issues. My guess would be most surgery on the breast interrupts pathways, so there are problems.

However, the navel insertion is the safest way to maintain the best breast integrity, while moving the nipple provides the most damaging.
04/13/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
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I don't have implants, but I am a Lactation Consultant and a nurse and have worked with many women with implants. Nearly all of them tell of some loss of sensation or a painful increase in sensation. Few say their nipple's sensory experience ...
Thank you for being so thorough and explaining this to us via your experience.
05/07/2012
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
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I had thought about implants once upon a time, but I wouldn't want them if they caused a loss of sensation. Did your breast implants cause you to lose sensation?
I know a couple of people that have implants and it does slightly desentsatize the area. also when you get sick the chest congestion pushes on the implants making them horribly painful.
09/19/2012
MK434 MK434
I have implants and I have noticed that I have lost some but not all sensation in my nipples but not just my nipples but all over my boobs.
09/19/2012
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