Patient Stories

Read about other women’s Resensation experiences.

Jessica's story

Jessica learned firsthand what an emotional and personal journey it is to lose sensation in your chest. Using tissue from her abdomen, Jessica’s surgeon performed Resensation—restoring feeling and her connection to her body.

When I did feel it for the first time, that pinch… I knew I was was going to be ok. I knew everything was going to come back to me. My journey was going to end positive.


Jane's Story

Jane lost sensation from her collarbone to her ribs as a result of her mastectomy. Resensation helped her regain sensation and the joy of feeling her daughter’s head rest on her chest.

Just a short additional time in the operating room can potentially change somebody’s entire life.


Tara's Story

Nerves grow approximately one millimeter a day. As the nerves grew and became part of her body, Tara experienced a gradual return of sensation in her breasts over the course of several months.

It’s not just about the way the reconstructed breast looks; it’s the way it feels to the patient.


Gwynne's Story

After her double mastectomy, Gwynne was heartbroken to learn she could no longer feel her granddaughter’s hugs. Resensation helped her slowly regain feeling and take back her life.

Hugs are important in my life, and I could finally feel them again.


Part of telling my story is to really encourage other women in my situation to be proactive.


Resensation Patient

Now my purpose is to go out there and educate other women, especially those that I know.


Resensation Patient

Last weekend I went swimming. For the first time in six years, I could feel the water on my chest.


Resensation Patient


The level of sensation restored following use of the Resensation technique may vary and cannot be guaranteed, due to unique anatomy and other considerations. Please consult a surgeon for more detailed information.

Experience from thousands of uses of Avance® Nerve Graft and Axoguard® Nerve Connector demonstrate a range of recovered sensory and motor function from none to near complete restoration. Each patient outcome is dependent upon the nature and extent of nerve loss or damage, the timing between nerve loss and repair, and the natural course of the patient’s recovery. These testimonials reflect the experience of the particular individual and may not represent typical results.