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How common is nipple loss after breast reduction surgery?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
The disastrous complication of nipple loss is uncommon after breast reduction surgery, except in people with poor circulation. It is the reason we prefer not to perform this operation on diabetics, on women with blood vessel diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, or on smokers. If the nipple is lost, it turns brown and shrivels up. It won't be a fun year while waiting to have a nipple reconstruction.
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