Seattle Plastic Surgeon assures her breast lift patients that the nipple never leaves the breast. It would be impossible to drop it on the floor.
I saw a patient today who was worried about what could happen to her nipple during a breast lift. She thought we actually removed the nipple from the breast and then sutured it back into a higher position. This is a very common misunderstanding of how a breast lift works. Take a look at these illustrations that show how the nipple (actually the nipple areaola complex or NAC) stays attached to the breast tissue.
So there you have it; the “Stuff and Tuck” Vertical Breast Lift. So no more worries about the nipple being dropped, thrown away by mistake, mixed up with the other nipple, etc. It never leaves the breast just like my fingers never leave my hands. I know these illustrations make it look kind of easy but I don’t advise that you try this procedure at home.
Kudos to Dr. Michael J. Brown of Virginia for these awesome illustrations. They are the best I have seen.
Thanks for reading! Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder