Breast Resensation


Worried that you'll never regain sensation after mastectomy? Dr. Oren Lerman uses special nerve grafting techniques during breast reconstruction so your results can look and feel as natural as possible. Most women are candidates for resensation during mastectomy or reconstruction—talk to Dr. Lerman to learn more about this advanced surgical method.

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00:00:04.920 --> 00:00:07.220 Restoring sensation at the time of breast 00:00:07.250 --> 00:00:12.060 reconstruction or the resensation procedure, involves nerve grafting the 00:00:12.090 --> 00:00:16.940 nerves that are cut at the time of mastectomy or breast cancer surgery. 00:00:16.970 --> 00:00:23.120 One of the most common misunderstandings is that you lose sensation when you have a 00:00:23.150 --> 00:00:27.340 mastectomy, and you never regain normal sensation. 00:00:27.370 --> 00:00:32.580 We can now take a nerve graft and reconnect the nerves that are cut at the 00:00:32.610 --> 00:00:36.460 time of the mastectomy, in order to improve the overall sensation of your 00:00:36.480 --> 00:00:39.220 chest wall and your breast mound, for the rest of your life. 00:00:39.250 --> 00:00:41.000 Restoring sensation at the time of 00:00:41.030 --> 00:00:44.500 mastectomy is one of the newest operations that we offer. 00:00:44.530 --> 00:00:46.980 The resensation procedure involves 00:00:47.010 --> 00:00:50.820 reconstructing the nerve endings that get cut at the time of mastectomy. 00:00:50.840 --> 00:00:52.620 It's a common misconception that you will 00:00:52.650 --> 00:00:56.420 have normal sensation after breast cancer surgery or a mastectomy. 00:00:56.450 --> 00:01:00.860 In fact, all women who have had mastectomy lose the sensation to the nipple. 00:01:00.890 --> 00:01:05.490 What we can now offer our patients is to nerve graft those nerve endings and 00:01:05.520 --> 00:01:09.570 improve the overall sensation after the reconstruction. 00:01:09.600 --> 00:01:11.820 Most women are candidates for the 00:01:11.850 --> 00:01:16.130 resensation procedure at the time of mastectomy, and many women can have it 00:01:16.160 --> 00:01:19.540 done at the time of revision surgery or corrective breast surgery. 00:01:19.570 --> 00:01:23.980 You're never going to have normal sensation to the nipple and to the breast 00:01:24.010 --> 00:01:28.660 after a mastectomy, but if we can improve the overall sensation, we can make you 00:01:28.680 --> 00:01:30.920 feel a little bit better about it for the rest of your life.

Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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"The one thing that is most important when we're doing cosmetic surgery and aesthetic surgery of the face or the body is to make sure that the patient is happy afterwards..." Dr. Oren Lerman

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