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title Retracted nipple surgery
Name optima date 2011-11-03


Notices and side effects of retracted nipple surgery



Notice before surgery



01 Nipple reduction surgery is performed under local anesthesia.



02 Surgery is performed under local anesthesia, so you should fast more than four hours before surgery.



03 It is good to take a shower before surgery and not to apply anything on the body.



04 You should wear comfortable and relaxed top when you go to get surgery, and as possible, shirt with front opening is more comfortable to wear after surgery.



Notice after surgery



01. You leave the hospital on the same day and surgery is performed under local anesthesia.



02 Daily lives are possible after taking out stitches and it is possible to take a shower at this time.



03 For one month after surgery, aggressive exercise should be refrained, and for about 2~3 weeks, breast is very sensitive, so it is good to avoid physical contact.



04 Right after surgery, the sensitivity of nipple and breast is possible to be dulled temporarily, but it would come back slowly, so there is no need to worry too much.



05 Besides, for beautiful and healthy breast, self-diagnose of breast cancer would be performed every month like normal women, and it is good t get breast cancer screening once a year.



Side effects and complications



In case of retracted nipple surgery, it is not common, but it is possible to appear side effects as following: In case of side effects, it is good to find methods such as reoperation through consultation with specialist.



1. Matter of scar



Though retracted nipple correction surgery leaves scar, but it is very small size within areola, so it has small burden for scar. However, in case of keloidal constitution, scar could be swollen, so it is needed to be careful to determine surgery after listening to explanation for scar before surgery.



2. Disturbance of lactation



Mostly, there is difference of degree, but it is possible to cause disturbance of breast feeding. In case of unmarried women, consultation for breast feeding before surgery is essential, and the retracted nipple surgery should be performed in the method to preserve lactiferous drifts as much as possible.



3. Decline of nipple sensitivity



Most of retracted nipple correction surgery has differences in degree, but sensitivity of nipple could be declined temporarily. However the most part of sensitivity would be recovered after six month ~ one year, so there is no need to worry too much. However, in case of unmarried, there is case that the sensitivity is declined forever, so it should be fully aware of this before surgery.



4. Recurrence of retraction



In case that the degree of retraction is serious, there is possibility to recur after surgery. However, it is possible to do reoperation in case of recurrence, so there is no need to worry.