I'm 24 years. 40.k I recently had a consultation. The surgeon tells me that my only option is the free nipple procedure (Photo)
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I'm 24 years. 40.k I recently had a consultation. The surgeon tells me that my only option is the free nipple procedure
Is my only option a free nipple graft in breast reduction?
Free Nipple Graft?
Part of the equation on whether or not to do a free nipple graft is how much smaller you want your breasts to be. In order to prevent a free nipple graft, you would need a fairly large/long pedicle (area of tissue) to ensure adequate blood supply to support the nipples. Therefore, your breasts would need to remain on the larger side (but still smaller than what you have, and more lifted).
If you wanted to go much, much smaller, then the pedicle with the blood supply to the nipple wouldn't be big enough, and your nipples could die from poor bloody supply. The reason to do the free nipple graft is so that you can remove a large amount of breast tissue, and not worry about the blood supply to the nipple.
I think it's a good idea to get a second opinion if you aren't comfortable with the first recommendation. Best of luck!
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My only option is the free nipple procedure.
Candidate for a BR
See the below link on some suggestions on finding the most qualified Plastic Surgeon for a breast reduction.
Also known as reduction mammoplasty, this is an operation intended to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts and improve their shape and position. Frequently, the areola (dark skin around the nipple) is also made smaller. Functional symptoms (medical disorders) caused by excessive breast weight may be relieved or improved by this operation.
Women who have large, heavy breasts, which may be the cause of movement difficulties, back, shoulder and neck pain, poor posture, bra-strap indentations and chafing under the breasts will benefit from reduction.
Women with excessive breast size, which may decrease a sense of attractiveness and self-confidence, are candidates.
Large breasts that interfere with normal daily activities or with exercise will be more comfortable when reduced.
Lower BMI will help
The breast length is very long, so I understand your plastic surgeons concerns.
You can also seek some other opinions in your area.
Breast reduction and free nipple procedure...
In general, if you are able to lose weight prior to surgery you will be better off when it comes to the safety of the procedure as well as the quality/longevity of the long-term outcome.
Select your plastic surgeon carefully. Working together you will come up with the best plan (and timing) to achieve your goals safely. Best wishes.
Free Nipple Graft
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