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Why does nipple reduction surgery take place under local anaesthetic?

Nipple reduction surgery is normally performed under local anaesthetic which means you are awake during the operation.

If you would prefer your nipple reduction surgery to be performed under a light general anaesthetic, this can be arranged with your surgeon prior to surgery.

The reason nipple reduction takes place under local anaesthetic is that it is a very quick and straightforward procedure that takes around 20 minutes to treat each nipple. The procedure involves the excision of the nipple tissue to reduce its size; the scars post-surgery will be minimal and virtually undetectable as they are well hidden on the underside of the nipple where it meets the areola.

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