American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation & Nipple Piercings

What would happen during this surgery if I have my nipples pierced? Do they have to be removed permanently or can sterilized jewelry been put in before surgery?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: Central, SC

Replies 3

Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Thanks for your question! Nipple piercings will be removed during surgery. They don't need to be removed permanently. Every plastic surgeon has their own different preferences, but my preferences are to leave out any nipple piercings for one month following surgery. Best wishes!

Brian Brzowski
ASPS Surgeon

This.....take them out for the procedure and have them reinserted immediately afterwards.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. The piercings can be removed for the procedure and then replaced soon thereafter. Alternatively you can also have your piercing salon place plastic temporary ones.


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