Nipple pain post-breast work?

Gwen M.
on 10/10/17 3:54 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Whenever I get cold, my left nipple hurts a lot. My mastopexy incisions encircle my areola, so I assume that this is because cold = skin contraction = incision tugging = pain.

Did any of you experience this?

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Erin T.
on 10/11/17 3:36 am
VSG on 01/17/17

No idea on plastics, but I experienced this pain after my piercings for a solid number of months. I'm thinking maybe there's a specific nerve it's pulling on in your case?

VSG: 1/17/17

HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 134.8 GW: 145

Goal Reached 7/31/17!!!

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9: 2.4

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Gwen M.
on 11/2/17 12:54 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Way delayed reply, but this is what the surgeon confirmed. Likely just a nerve reconnection issue that will resolve with time!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Laura in Texas
on 10/11/17 8:57 am

No, I never had that issue. I'm sure it will get better as time goes by.

I must say I was so excited to still be able to feel my nipples after my lift. My surgeon had to remove so much skin to get them up where they needed to be I was afraid I would lose sensation. Thankfully that was not the case for me.

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

Gwen M.
on 10/11/17 9:13 am
VSG on 03/13/14

My nipples are maybe even more sensitive post-op than they were pre-op. It's pretty awesome :D

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Deanna798
on 10/18/17 5:20 am
RNY on 08/04/15

I actually lost some sensation in my left nipple. It's not completely numb, but it's much less sensitive than it was pre-lift. My right nipple is fine and doesn't have any loss of feeling.

Age: 44 | Height: 5' 3" | Starting January 2015: 291 | RNY 8/4/15 with Dr. Arthur Carlin| Goal: 150

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FuturePinUp
on 10/16/17 6:20 pm

No. Sadly I have the opposite experience.

No feeling at all around 3 months post-op, but my doctor tells me this this is normal and that most women do get sensation back over time. I'm reeeeeally hoping this is the case.

I was actually hoping I'd be in the "over-sensistive camp." :P

VSG: 06/24/15 // Age: 34 // Height: 5'10" // Lost so far: 190 lbs

HW: 348 (before 2 week pre-op diet) // SW: 326 // CW: 158

TT/Lipo & BL/BA: 07/21/17 with Dr. Reish (NYC)

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Luvmygs
on 10/23/17 11:26 am
VSG on 12/04/14

Gwen, I'm having my breast lift on 11/3 with no implants. I wanted to know the level of pain and my surgeon who did my TT said, "compared to TT which was a 10 in pain my breast lift will be a 2!" Is this true? Was the pain for your breast reduction less evasive? I'm also having my eye-lids lifted at the same time as my breast lift.

 
  

    

Gwen M.
on 10/23/17 11:29 am
VSG on 03/13/14

For sure on the breast lift. My lift is definitely like a 2 compared to the FIFTY BILLION AND TEN that was the lower body lift (specifically the muscle tightening).

No idea about the eyelids. A friend of mine recently had that procedure and her biggest complaint was that she didn't want to leave the house, and definitely not with her partner, because she was worried people would think he had beaten her. She looks great now, though!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Gwen M.
on 10/23/17 11:29 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I should add that the only pain I have with my breasts now is this pain when I get cold. I should remember to ask my surgeon about this tomorrow.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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