Will nipples lose sensitivity if surgically reduced?

Tags: man age 25-34 sensitivity

I'm a fit male in my 20s and otherwise pleased with my overall body but I hate how big my nipples are and I'm considering surgery to have the size reduced if I can. Would my nipples be less sensitive following a reduction? My nipples are now hyper-sensitive and could stand to be a bit less so BUT I wouldn't want to lose all feeling and no longer be able to enjoy the pleasant aspects of this sensitivity. The answer to my question could make the difference between my pursuing the surgery or not. At least at this point in time.

gordond

M, 27, Tennessee

It would help somewhat to have some photos or a video consultation to discuss this. Reducing areola size can be simple or hard depending on how large they are. Sensitivity may diminish with nipple/areola reduction and may be permanent. While it is not permanent in the majority of patients, a small risk does exist. Temporary numbness, even for many months, is pretty common. The erogenous sensibility may be affected more or less than regular sensation, it really depends on the patient and the technique. If some proposed to do a "free nipple graft," which I would not do for areolar reduction, you can be assured that approach would leave your nipple/areola complexes numb because the tissue is fully removed and replaced. This is typically done for gynecomastia patients with severe droopiness of the breasts, and would not be a typical approach to nipple/areolar reduction.

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