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Did you nipple sensation change after surgery

Nipple sensation same as before
9 (14.3%)
Decreased nipple sensation
32 (50.8%)
Increased nipples sensation
5 (7.9%)
Don't know
12 (19%)
Nipples never very sensitive
5 (7.9%)

Total Members Voted: 55

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Offline merle

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Many men like women have very erotically sensitive nipples.  Some guys can not get off without nipple play. Other have no idea, as they have never checked.

One common fear among men with sensitive nipples is loosing that sensitivity post surgery.

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will the nipple sensation come back with time......?

Offline J03L

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Usually comes back... give it 1 year.

Offline gabbyhey

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I had a nipple graft with my surgery.  Which means the doctor removed my nipple, cut it down in size, and sewed it back on.  It's been 11 months since the surgery, and I don't have much feeling in my nipples, but I can still feel them.  They get hard when it's cold, and when I touch them with my finger, it hurts a little.  Maybe more feeling will come back, not sure.

Offline Jahshua

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My nipple is numb as hell. I don't mind. Actually if it stays this way, I may get it pierced or tattooed  8)
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Offline Grandpa Bambu

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Same as Pre-Op...

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Offline refu_gee

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GB, yours was same as preop?? seriously? did you have excision under areola?

this was a big upset in my experience :( , i loved it when my girl would do her thing on my nips.. but now they are kind of "not mine" anymore..

i hope it comes back

Offline Grandpa Bambu

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GB, yours was same as preop?? seriously? did you have excision under areola?

Yes, seriously!  And... yes, I had peri-areolar excision. I have close-up pics posted of my L & RHS areolas/nipples. You can 'just' make out the scar line in one of the shots.

GB

Offline slyblackdragon

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2 months post op and my sensation is gone. the girlfriend is a little bummed about it, but she just concentrates elsewhere  ;)

Offline Grandpa Bambu

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the girlfriend is a little bummed about it, but she just concentrates elsewhere  ;)

 ;D ;D ;D

GB

Offline donnieosmond

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Same here! It's a very odd sensation. And to be honest I've never had a girl play with my nipples during sex because I was so ashamed about them. I'm hoping I get some sensation back so I can give it a shot now that I'm post op. lol.

Offline Dr. Elliot Jacobs

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There are hundreds of tiny nerve endings -- not just one -- that provide sensation to the nipples.  During gyne surgery, some of the nerves are injured and some of them go into a state of "shock."  There is more chance of nerve injury if a peri-areolar incision is made. That is one reason I try to do as much as I can with my specially designed cannulas, which often negates the need for a peri-areolar incision. 

The good news is that in almost all cases, the injured nerves re-connect and the "shocked" nerves begin to function again so that nipple sensation returns to some extent in almost everyone.  Obviously, there are rare exceptions.  Time is the great healer.  Often, the return of sensation is so very gradual that you may not realize it until your attention is directed to it -- and it may take 8-12 months or longer!

In extreme cases, when the nipples are actually taken off the body and then replaced as a skin graft, a form of sensation usually returns -- ie you can feel pressure but not fine touch.

By the way, it is the "awakening" nerves -- firing off -- that gives everyone the intense itching, occasional shooting pains, tingling, super-sensitivity of the skin and nipples, etc after gyne surgery.

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By the way, it is the "awakening" nerves -- firing off -- that gives everyone the intense itching, occasional shooting pains, tingling, super-sensitivity of the skin and nipples, etc after gyne surgery.

Elliot Jacobs, MD, FACS



Ohhhhhhhhhhh... so that's what that is!!! It's so weird, like a blanket of needles is being swiped over your chest.

Offline NH

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I virtually have no feeling in my poofy nipples. Will that change?

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If you have virtually no sensation before surgery, then there will be no change or improvement after surgery.


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