Nipple Reduction Surgery Risks & Side Effects


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Nipple reduction surgery tends to have a very low number of adverse effects, especially if you follow all instructions that have been given to you by your surgeon. After the surgery you should make sure that you keep the nipples clean and dry so you have the best chance of having a risk and side effects free end result.

The risk of having nipple reduction surgery

For women who are considering this surgery the main risk which you should be aware of is that there is a small risk of not being able to breast feed after the surgery. This should not be a problem if you go to a reputable surgeon and that you ensure that you have fully researched everything that is included in the procedure.

Another risk that is associated with the nipple reduction surgery is the chance of losing all feeling in your nipples. This loss of sensation may only last a few weeks while the wounds are healing or it may last for an extended period of time.

The possible side effects of having nipple reduction surgery

The main side effect of nipple reduction is that your nipples may become infected. Infection can be extremely serious and can cause a great amount of pain and unwanted problems. However infection is easy to stop and it is up to you after the procedure has taken place to make sure that your nipples stay infection free.

Listed below are just some of the ways that can stop infection;

  • Washing your hands thoroughly before touching or redressing the nipples
  • You must take all of the medication that has been prescribed to you by your surgeon
  • Refrain from smoking, as smokers tend to be more susceptible to infection after surgical procedures

There are other side effects which you should know about these include prominent scarring bleeding and bruising on and around the nipples.


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