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Why Feeling is Lost After Mastectomy and How Sensation Can Be Restored

Posted by Melissa Chefec

Sometimes, however, the natural look and feel of the reconstructed breast may be more apparent to others than it is to the woman herself. While pleased with the appearance of her new breasts, some women are disappointed to realize that to her reconstructed breast is numb to touch and sexual arousal. As breast reconstruction techniques have been developed, the emphasis until now has been on how the woman would look. The next frontier in reconstructive surgery is to reconnect nerves and restore sensation to the breast. New techniques show great promise and many women are now experiencing varying degrees of restored feeling. Here are my answers to questions about loss and restoration of feeling in reconstructed breasts. Click HERE for the full article.

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