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Are my nipples removed during breast reduction?

Posted by Dr Jamie Burt on 6 March 2017

This seems to be a common misconception about breast reduction.

During a breast reduction procedure  your nipples are never disconnected  from the supporting breast tissue.

Your nipples will be repositioned and if you choose they can be reduced in size to match the reduced size of your new breasts but they are never detached from your body during the procedure.

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Author: Dr Jamie Burt
About: Dr Jamie Burt was born and educated in Melbourne, attending the University of Melbourne and graduating with MBBS in 1998. He is a member of the Senior Medical Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and was Head of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute until 2004. Known for his respectful, informative, and caring approach, Jamie has been caring for women with breast reduction concerns for over 15 years. During this time, one moment stands out as defining what he aims to achieve with The Breast Reduction Clinic.
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