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Would I Risk Losing My Nipple In an FTM Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 March 2014

Depending on your size and the type of procedure, it’s very unlikely that your nipple is at risk, but many people still have concerns as to what happens to them during surgery. Here are a few different ways that breasts are reduced in an FTM surgery, and the risk to nipples during these procedures. Double Incision Procedure With a double incision procedure, the skin is opened in two incisions along the bottom of the pecs and at the top of the chest. A scalpel is used to remove the breast tissue and the nipples are removed and re-positioned higher up on the chest. Some liposuction may be done to contour fat near the under arms at the border of the surgical procedure. The incision is then closed at the bottom of your pecs. In this procedure, there is a risk of losing all or part of the areola or nipple…

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