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As a Louisville Plastic Surgeon, a common question from women considering a Louisville Breast Augmentation or from men considering a Louisville Breast Reduction is the issue of nipple sensation after surgery.

Contrary to what may seem intuitive, an incision at the areolar edge does not lead to long  term nipple sensory loss. This is true for a female breast augmentation or breast lift and a male or female breast reduction.

The reason that you loose sensation to the nipple area on a permanent basis stems from an injury to the 4th Intercostal Nerve. This nerve lives deep within the breast on the rib cage surface. It is not affected by a skin incision but rather the deeper maneuvers Louisville Plastic Surgeons make to perform your breast surgery.

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts on this blog are presented by Louisville Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett