Will A Breast Lift Affect Nipple Sensation?

Will A Breast Lift Affect Nipple Sensation?
Alisan Keesee
March 28, 2022
Will A Breast Lift Affect Nipple Sensation? | Northwest Face & Body

Will A Breast Lift Affect Nipple Sensation?

During a breast lift, the nipple is often removed and repositioned higher on the breast to create perkier breasts. Obviously, this raises concerns among some patients concerning the side effects of such a procedure known as a nipple graft. One of the main concerns that patients often ask about is, “Will a breast lift affect nipple sensation?”

A breast lift could potentially affect nipple sensation. It is not uncommon for patients to experience temporary numbness and loss of sensation. Normally, after a few weeks, this will gradually begin to come back. Though, it can sometimes last up to a year in some patients.

While temporary for most, it is sometimes permanent. This is exceedingly rare considering a breast lift is a common surgery, but it can happen. Dr. Allegra can discuss this possibility with you during your consultation. It is not always necessary to remove the nipple during a breast lift. Usually, patients find that sensation starts to come back within three months, if not sooner.


To learn more about Bellevue breast lift surgery and to schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via chat, online form, or Price Simulator.


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