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How long does it take to recover from bilateral nipple reconstruction surgery?

Recovery from nipple reconstruction is extremely quick since it only involves the outer layer of skin and the fat beneath it. In the first few days after surgery, you may have pain and swelling in the area. This pain is generally not severe enough to limit your activity. 

In the first few days after surgery, you will be asked to keep the area dry and avoid submerging it in water. One to two weeks after surgery, the sutures used to hold the newly reconstructed nipple in place will be absorbed by the body. You can then treat the reconstructed nipple as you would any other sensitive area of skin.

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