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That depends on what type of mammaplasty you are asking about! An augmentation-mammaplasty, or a reduction mammaplasty? In a breast augmentation, there may be some increase in sensitivity in your nipples and some temporary numbness between the scar in your breast crease and the nipple. In a breast reduction, a proportion of patients will lose sensation in their nipple, particularly if it has been lifted a long way - however, some people retain normal sensation. I hope this has answered your question!

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Dr. Marc Pacifico

Plastic Surgeon

Tunbridge Wells

There is no reason not to try to breast feed after previously undergoing a breast reduction. Overall, there may be a chance that the breast reduction has affected the ability to breast feed, but it will cause no harm trying.

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Dr. Marc Pacifico

Plastic Surgeon

Tunbridge Wells

The modern breast implants do not need to be changed routinely unless there is a problem, such as capsular contracture distorting the implant or causing pain, rupture or leakage of silicone, infection.

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Mr. Anindya Lahiri

Cosmetic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon

Birmingham

There is no medical recommendation to have this done as such. Breast reconstructions are done because patients want to improve the appearance. Age is not so much of an issue if patients are otherwise medically fit. Breast reconstruction can be done with implants or tissue transfer. Tissues commonly used for breast reconstruction are taken from the back (Latissimus dorsi flap) or from the tummy (TRAM flap or DIEP flap). The definite method depends on patients' expectations, medical fitness, whether or not radiotherapy was done and others. To find out what is best, I would recommend to ask a plastic surgeon who can advise you on the most appropriate method.

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Mr. Hagen Schumacher

Plastic Surgeon

Huntingdon

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