Nipple Reduction Surgery Risks and Complications FAQs

Nipple Reduction Surgery Risks and Complications FAQs

Written by Medical Quality Manager, Clare , BN (Hons)

Published: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Will I Be Able to Breastfeed After a Nipple and Areola Reduction?

It may be possible to breastfeed after a nipple and areola reduction. However, this depends on a number of factors including what surgical technique the surgeon uses. Therefore, it is usually advised that you postpone this surgery if you have plans to breastfeed in the future. It is best to discuss with your surgeon about how this procedure might affect your ability to breastfeed, and what the most appropriate option is for you.

If you have recently had a baby and are currently breastfeeding, your surgeon may require you to wait for 3 to 6 months before you have a nipple reduction. This is so that your breasts and nipples can settle before the procedure.

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