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Body Art

Body art traditionally refers to tattoos and piercings, but some would say cosmetic plastic surgery is a form of body art. It is not scalpelling, but a scalpel is used. As body art becomes more main stream, questions regarding breast augmentation before and after nipple piercing come up more often than you might think.

Breast Augmentation with Nipple Piercing Before

Preexisting Body and Nipple Piercing - Before Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation with Nipple Piercing After

After Breast Augmentation - Body and Nipple Piercings Survived.

Pre-Existing Nipple Piercing

If you have pierced nipples, and are considering breast implants, breast augmentation can be safely performed in the presence of pierced nipples. A few precautions need to be taken to maximize the safety and predictability of you surgery:

Nipple Piercing After Breast Augmentation

If you already have breast implants, and are considering getting your nipples pierced, I don’t recommend it. If you are still determined to get a nipple piercing, you need to be especially vigilant. Choose a reputable establishment, which uses sterile technique. Infections can occur with any piercing, and every infection has the potential to spread.

Nipple piercings can be especially problematic as the breast gland itself can become infected. This can put the both the breast tissue and the breast implants at risk, especially if your breast implants are in front of the pectoralis muscle. If there is any redness, swelling, discharge or increasing pain at the piercing site, call you plastic surgeon, and seek immediate treatment. The jewelry may need to be removed, but it is better to lose a piercing than to lose a breast implant.

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