Nipple Correction Surgery Risks and Complications FAQs

Nipple Correction Surgery Risks and Complications FAQs

Will I be Able to Breastfeed After My Nipple Correction Surgery?

Your ability to breastfeed after your nipple correction depends on the degree of your nipple inversion and the technique that your surgeon uses. If you have moderate to severe nipple inversion, your surgeon may suggest cutting or dividing the short milk ducts. This technique may result in an inability to breastfeed as the milk produced in the milk glands can no longer travel to the nipple. If your nipple inversion is less severe, your surgeon may choose a less invasive technique that doesn’t cut the milk ducts, therefore preserving your ability to breastfeed.

Your consultation with your surgeon is an ideal time to discuss your concerns and your potential options.

What Effect Will Drugs, Smoking and Alcohol Have on a Nipple Correction?

The use of cigarettes, alcohol and recreational drugs can increase the risk of complications occurring both during and after surgery. BAAPS/BAPRAS surgeons strongly recommend that patients stop smoking and using any nicotine products for at least 6 weeks before their surgery.

Published: Tuesday 2 February 2021

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