Maybe. Sometimes the nipples will be too sensitive for a while, and occasionally they will be less sensitive. Permanent changes in sensation are rare but possible.
Maybe. Usually not, but augmentation can cause a change in sensation, from discomfort to absence. The vast majority of the time the sensation returns to normal in 6 months or so.
Count on it! I always tell my patients that the rule is nipple sensation is always temporarily altered. Sometimes they are numb and sometimes they are very sensitive. The sensitivity can take weeks or months to normalize based on the amount of swelling and the size of the implant. Bigger implants = slower recovery on average.
Maybe. Transient numbness on the breast is not uncommon after any breast surgery but the incidence of nipple numbness after implant surgery is around 15% and it may or may not improve with time. It does not appear to be related to type or location of incision but more to size of implant chosen. The thinking is that oversized implants stretch the nerves that go to the nipple and lead to numbness.
Nipple sensitivity. There are a range of changes the nipple sensitivity after breast augmentation that are generally related ot implant size. Initially numbness is quite normal followed by a period of hypersensitivity followed by a slow return to normal. While permanent hypersensitivity is rare, loss of sensation may occur and has been reported in the 16% range. This may be lower with fat transfer to the breast.
Sensation can be les. Sensation of the nipple is different from breast skin sensation after augmentation. Breast skin almost always has decreased sensation in some areas, and this usually recovers (nearly) completely over time. Nipple sensation is related to a specific nerve, which may or may not be cut in creation of your implant pocket (depends on your anatomy). 5-10% have numbness in my practice; the rest are fine!
Possibly. Most patients don't have any change at all in nipple sensation after a breast augmentation. What seems to make the most difference according to a recent paper is the incision used. There is a slightly increased chance of alteration in your nipple sensation if the incision is placed around the nipple as opposed to an incision below the breast. Discuss this with your plastic surgeon.
Different. Most women complain of a change in nipple sensitivity. It can be increased or decreased sensitivity. Usually the sensitivity returns to what it was before surgery. Sometimes this may take several weeks.
Only initially. Initially after breast augmentation due to the increase in size and swelling, there will be some stretching of the nerves to your nipples. Sometimes this changes the sensation or feeling to them. However, after healing is complete and swelling is improved, they return back to normal in most cases.
Usually temporary. Alterations of nipple sensation are relatively uncommon after breast augmentation and they are usually temporary.
Sometimes. Hypersensativity and loss of sensation usually improve.
Short term - yes... Right after surgery most patients either have numbness or overly sensitive nipples. As the swelling goes down sensation returns to normal. Very rarely does permanent numbness occur. The larger the implant, however, the greater the risk for this complication. Another interesting nerve manifestation...Nipples remain erect for several months!
Very rarely. Very rare cases have reported some loss of nipple-areolar sensitivity, but this is not a common occurrence. Vast majority have no impact on sensitivity.