5 Reasons to Love Being Nipple-Free After a Mastectomy

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Deciding what to do about your nipples may be just one more difficult task on a laundry-list of things you’ve got to do before your double mastectomy. You may be worried that even if you try a nipple-sparing mastectomy, you could lose your nipples anyway. Or you may have already accepted that you will be losing your nipples, but you’re wondering how you’re going to cope with the loss. Whatever the case may be, we think you should consider embracing the nipple-free life. And here’s why.

We’ve compiled a list of our 5 favorite reasons to love being nipple-free after your mastectomy. The experience is not one many women get the opportunity to enjoy, and you may find it’s one of the most freeing (and fun) things you’ve ever done! Check out these benefits to nixing your nipples:

5. You can visit public places without a shirt.

Time to get your tan on…topless! Hit up the beach, the public pool, the ice cream stand, and anywhere else that a man can ordinarily go without a shirt. You can skip the top half of your wardrobe for a workout without the heat of that extra layer, or just lay out in the sun without fear of tan lines. Talk about freedom!

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Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?
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