How do you know if your nipples are healing properly after Breast reduction? (photos)

I had a breast reduction 4 days ago i cant feel either nipple but the shape and size of my right nipple is worrying me it is very swollen and black even though i think its just bruising when do you need to worry if its anything else?! Thank you!

Doctor Answers 1

Nipple colour

It is hard to say without comparing it with the other side, but that nipple looks alive from the picture. You need to wait 3 months to see whether you regain the sensation.If you are worried - go and see your plastic surgeon!

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