Nipples Appear Lost After Breast Reduction

i had a brest reduction and it looks like i have no nipples. is there anything i can use to help it - oil cream or something? i've looked at a lot of the before and after pics and they all have a nipple still. is there anything i can do to make mine look like i have them?

Doctor Answers 4

Nipples gone after breast reduction

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Where have your nipple gone?  Do you mean that they have retracted a bit after the reduction?  Sometimes this can happen but it usually gets better with time. This can also be corrected in most cases.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Where have my nipples gone after breast reduction?

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This is quite perplexing and may be due to retraction of the breast ducts causing the nipples to become inverted. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction

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They should be distinct and should become more prominent as the swelling decreases. As your plastic surgeon also.

Edward J. Domanskis, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction and Nipples

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Without seeing your pictures, it is hard to know what you are describing.  It is not unusual for the nipples to appear flatter after a breast reduction.  Usually this is not a permanent thing, and should return to normal with time.  Just be patient, give it a few months, and things should be coming back to normal.

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