Nipple removal surgery


I am having my nipple removed as I have an adenoma.

How much time off work is usually needed for this procedure and is the recovery generally painful?

Thank you.

Hi kat_ifas

Thanks for posting.

Most people recover well after breast surgery with few side effects. The most common after-effects can include some pain and discomfort, bruising and swelling. Your surgeon should explain what to expect and the likely recovery time. You will be given pain relief to help with any discomfort and it’s helpful to take this regularly particularly in the first few days after your operation. You should also be told how to care for the wound and who to contact if you are concerned.

Time needed off work after this procedure will vary depending on how quickly you recover, and what kind of work you do. Your surgeon should be able to give you advice about how long is necessary.

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