Nipple Reduction

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Nipple Reduction

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Nipple reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure used to decrease the size of the nipple, though it may also include reshaping of the nipple in order to create a better-proportioned nipple. The procedure is most commonly requested by women who feel self-conscious or otherwise embarrassed by the size of their nipples.

Best Candidates for Nipple Reduction

The best candidates for breast enlargement are women who are emotionally well-adjusted and who have a thorough understanding of the procedure. They are in good health, have a history of physical activity, and eat a healthy diet.

Breast surgery is a good choice to enhance your figure, but not to completely change it. Understanding the procedure will help you form realistic expectations. Please continue reading the articles listed below to learn more.

Nipple Reduction Surgery Overview

Areola Reduction is performed by removing some of the pigmented area. The procedure involves either an incision around the outside of the areola and a smaller incision with removal of the excess tissue in between like a donut, or by an incision around the base of the nipple. Very large areolas may require a lollypop-shaped closure. This is where a vertical incision runs down from the nipple as well as around the areola and then closed in the shape of a lollypop.

Some of the approaches that your physician may suggest to you include:

  • Removing just the top of the nipple and closing it with sutures to make it shorter
  • Removing a band of skin from the base of the nipple, pushing it back into the breast and then sealing it in that position with sutures
  • Removing fatty tissue from beneath the areola to allow the nipple to sit deeper in the breast.

Dissolvable sutures are placed underneath the skin, which help to minimise scarring. The resulting scars are well positioned around the outer edge of the reshaped and resized areola and are virtually invisible. Areola Reduction is often performed at the same time as a breast lift.

The procedure takes 1-2 hours and is performed under light sleep sedation or general anaesthesia.

Nipple Reduction Results

The pleasing result of Areola Reduction surgery is a balanced and proportioned size and shape to the nipples and areolae.

Recovery After Nipple Reduction

Dressings and a light gauze bandage will need to be worn for several days. There may be minimal pain and swelling which usually dissipates by the second or third day and is easily controlled by medications.

Recovery time will depend on the patient, but most patients can return to work and resume their normal activity within a day or two.

Nipple Reduction Post Operative Care

Your surgeon should go over postoperative instructions with you. You likely will be able to shower the following day, and you will probably be permitted to resume most activities within a few days. Your stitches will be removed a week after surgery. The results are permanent.

Possible Nipple Risks

All surgeries have risks, including areola reduction surgery.

Risks may include:

  • Anesthesia complications
  • Infection
  • Hematoma (a break in a blood vessel, causing localized blood-filled area or blood clot)
  • Seroma (collection of fluid under the skin)
  • Tissue death
  • Permanent numbness, or loss of sensation
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry or unsatisfactory cosmetic results