There are several techniques the surgeon could use, but generally the operation involves:
• moving your nipple to its new position – usually while it’s still attached to the blood supply
• removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from your breasts
• reshaping the remaining breast tissue
Most women are left with a scar around the nipple. With some surgical techniques, the scar will also run down vertically and horizontally across the breast crease (anchor-shaped), or just run down vertically to the breast crease.