In order to remove excess tissue from the breasts and reposition the breast mound, incisions must be made in the lower part of the breast. These incisions produce scars which are visible, but improve significantly over 6-12 months. These scars are usually located around the nipple, from the lower center of the areola to the fold beneath the breast, and in larger breasts, extend out laterally underneath the breast.
Differences always exist between your two breasts – they are different sizes and the nipple locations are also different. After breast reduction, these differences will be less visible, but will always exist to some degree.
In order to reposition the nipple upward onto the new breast mound, some of its attachments must be detached. However, the nipple is left attached to a stalk of tissue, from within the breast, that is designed to include blood supply and nerve supply. Both the nerve and blood supply may be decreased after reduction. Most patients experience a return of sensation over a few months, but some loss of sensation is possible following breast reduction.