Do I have to remove all my jewellery before breast reduction surgery?
Yes, all jewellery and body jewellery must usually be removed before surgery. This is especially true for any jewellery in the nipples or implanted subdermally on the breast or chest area.
It is important to remove jewellery before surgery because it can get caught in important tubing, cause malfunctions in equipment, or generally cause an issue for your care team.
While it is a small hassle for you, removing body jewellery makes it easier for your surgeon and nurses to do their jobs safely.
In some cases, piercings can be safely refitted directly after surgery with either a plastic or silicone piercing retainer or your regular jewellery.