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Numbness after breast augmentation is a typical part of the recovery process. You may experience numbness around the nipples, near the incision site or in other areas of your breast. You should regain feeling in the weeks and months following surgery.

Although rare, a certain degree of numbness can become permanent for some patients. By choosing your cosmetic surgeon carefully you can greatly reduce the chances of permanent numbness. A good cosmetic surgeon will be able to determine breast size options that work for you. One cause of permanent numbness is a breast implant that is too large for your breast diameter.

In addition to numbness, temporary side effects that you may experience after breast augmentation include:

  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

If your breast implant was placed above the muscle, then these side effects should go away in a week or two. Placement below the muscle usually requires two to four weeks, although swelling may persist for a few months.

Choosing a qualified cosmetic surgeon is an important part of minimizing risks and possible complications. For breast augmentation in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas, please contact the experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim to schedule a consultation.

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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