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re excisional breast biopsy
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re excisional breast biopsy

My 16 y/o daughter is having excisional biopsy of 2.2 cm lump lateral to nipple L breast.  Is periareola incision most common?  What are chance of sensation loss permanently?
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Dear deg2, A periareolar incision is used to in order to achieve a good cosmetic result.  Regarding loss of sensation discuss this with your daughter's surgeon.
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Tell your daughter good luck! I am 23 and have to have relatively close to the same operation and I am scared to death. If she has gone through her procedure already, would she be willing to help out with what to expect? I would be most grateful. Thank you and good luck with everything.

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Angel
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I had this same incision for biopsy and re-excision.  It is very good cosmetic result.  Not all breast tumors can have such a discreet scar.  First time I had very little nipple response. Plenty of "aches" as tissue heals, so keep the advil handy!

Before second surgery I asked the doctor if I would totally lose sensation because of twice being cut.  He told me it was possible that some would not return.  However in second recovery now I notice a lot more response from the nipple. The doctor also does vascular surgery, so I may have tweaked his ego when he saw how "flat" things were after the first surgery.

You both will find great cosmetics from this incision.  Have no fear!
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