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Most women report some numbness after the surgery as many of the sensory nerves become damaged/bruised. In many the sensation slowly returns. In a smaller number the reduced sensation may persist. In a small number of patients the breasts/nipples may become slightly hypersensitive.

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Mr. Anindya Lahiri

Cosmetic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon

Birmingham

It depends on the type of mammaplasty. If the milk ducts are damaged by the surgery, then breast feeding may be difficult or impossible. In some mammaplasty techniques the milk ducts may be relatively spared and some breast feeding may be possible.

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Mr. Anindya Lahiri

Cosmetic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon

Birmingham

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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