Aa
A
A
A
Close
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Forum
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal

BREAST LIFT QUESTION

Dear Doctor,
I am early 50's, contemplating breast lift surgery.  I may have implants done at the same time.
My main concerns are these:
1) Will the nipple sensation be the same after surgery and recovery? Nipple feeling is a big part of arousal for me and I would hate to lose it.
2) At my age, should I be concerned about the life of implants?  I would rather not do anything that will certainly require additional surgery if I live to be elderly.

Thank you.
2 Responses
242582 tn?1193616720
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
A breast lift (mastopexy) with implants is a common procedure.  The risk of loss of nipple sensation associated with just nipple placement exists, but is rare.  The lift itself involves removal of skin only and should not affect nipple sensation.  

Implant manufacturers state that implants are not lifetime devices and will ultimately require implant removal and/or replacement.  In my experience this is not common and does not need to be done on a scheduled basis.  If you accept the small risk of implant removal and replacement as well as the very small risk of loss of nipple sensation, then your improved shape and size warrants going ahead with the procedure.
Avatar universal
A related discussion, Breast Lift Scar was started.
Popular Resources
Wish you could get back your pre-pregnancy body? Dr. Michael B. Wolfeld explains why new mothers are undergoing a cosmetic precedure called the "mommy makeover."
Whether you have excess skin that needs removal or want a quick fix for those vanity pounds, there are options. Plastic surgeon Michael B. Wolfeld, MD, describes two types of tummy tucks.
Ophthalmologist Michael Kutryb reports on the success (or failure!) of LATISSE.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.
Smoking substitute may not provide such a healthy swap, after all.
How to lower your heart attack risk.