Q: How Often Does Nipple Loss From Breast Reduction Or Breast Lift Occur?

June 17, 2011
by Dr. Leo Keegan

Q: How often does nipple loss from breast reduction or breast lift occur?  What can the patient and surgeon do to prevent it?

A: Nipple loss, partial or complete is rare after breast reduction surgery and even less common after breast lift surgery. Patients should avoid smoking before and after surgery and follow their surgeons pre and post-operative instructions. Surgeons must be technically skillful at preserving the blood supply to the nipple. Nevertheless even healthy compliant patients who have surgery performed by well trained and experienced surgeons can have this complication albeit rarely.

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