If you are embarrassed or bothered by the size or shape of your larger nipples, our Plastic Surgeons are experts in nipple reduction surgery. Men and women with large nipples commonly are uncomfortable in and out of certain clothing because to the appearance. Nipple reduction surgery is normally performed to reduce the size of long, or droopy nipples. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation.
What is the difference between nipple and areola?
The areola is the dark pigmented skin surrounding the nipple. The nipple is usually the projected part of the breast. Many patients who request nipple reduction may also want areola reduction to achieve the best result.
Why is my nipple enlarged or long ?
Many men and women are born with larger nipples. Some women develop enlarged nipple after breastfeeding. No matter the cause of your large nipple or areola, Dr. Okoro and Dr. Park can reduce them in a simple outpatient surgical procedure that offers immediate results and minimal risks. The procedures are performed in our fully accredited surgical center. Dr. Okoro & Dr. Park specializes in cosmetic breast enhancement procedures such as nipple or areola reduction.
Who is a candidate for nipple reduction procedure.
If you have any one of these, you may be a candidate for nipple surgery
- Long, droopy nipple
- overly prominent nipples
- Nipple are asymmetrical in shape
- Nipples that have changed since pregnancy & breast feeding
- You are embarrassed or concerned about your nipples
- Difficulty finding clothing due to your nipple
Can I combine it with other procedure?
Nipple reduction surgery and areola reduction surgery are commonly performed in conjunction with other procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lifting or breast reduction surgery. Dr Okoro and Dr Park commonly perform these procedures using local anesthesia. General anesthesia is used when its combined with other procedures requiring general anesthesia. A reduced nipple size can help create an overall youthful appearance to the breast, and helps maximize the aesthetic results of a breast reduction or breast lift procedure
Nipple Reduction Procedure
Nipple reduction procedure can be performed during another breast surgery, or as a separate procedure. When performed separately, it may take about 45 minutes for this procedure. The procedures are performed in our fully accredited surgical center under local anesthesia. When performed with more intense procedures, such as breast lift, reduction or augmentation, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
The incisions for this procedure are placed inconspicuously on the nipple. Once the incisions are made, excess tissue is removed from the nipple and the area is sutured closed. The nipple can be reduced in length and width, depending on each patient’s individual surgery plan. The results of the nipple reduction procedure are visible immediately and are permanent for most patients. Most patients maintain nipple sensation after this procedure, and women are still able to breastfeed if they desire. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation.
Recovery and Results
After the nipple reduction procedure, patients often experience mild swelling and discomfort for a few days. These side effects can be managed with pain medication. Some bruising is also common for several days after the procedure.
Risks & Complications of Nipple Reduction
All surgical procedure comes with some risk. Nipple reduction is considered safe for most patients. The risk is further reduced when performed by an experienced plastic, and by following their directions for postoperative care.
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Frequently Asked Question about Nipple reduction
Can I breastfeed after nipple reduction?
Since breastfeeding can often affect the appearance of the nipple, women are encouraged to wait until they are done breastfeeding before undergoing this procedure, so that the risk of negative changes after surgery is greatly reduced.
Is Nipple Reduction Surgery done in an accredited facility?
All of our surgeries are performed in a fully accredited surgery center using state of the art technologies and a world-class staff. Our surgery center is fully accredited by AAAASF, the gold standard in outpatient surgery accreditation.
Will there be any pain with my Nipple Reduction Surgery?
All surgeries involve some discomfort. You will receive pain medication to help you with any discomfort. Dr. Okoro & Dr. Park are highly skilled and uses advanced techniques and refined instruments that minimize discomfort during and after his surgical procedures.
How long before I can work out after Nipple Reduction surgery?
We ask our patients to avoid all rigorous, strenuous activities or sexual activity for 7 – 10 days or until healing is complete.
How long before I can return to work after Nipple Reduction surgery?
Most of our patients return to normal activities the next day. If other procedures was performed, this may be different.
Will I need someone to take care of me after my Nipple Reduction surgery?
You may need someone to drive you home after your procedure.
Will insurance pay for Nipple Reduction surgery?
Nipple reduction is considered a cosmetic procedure, and are not covered by health insurance. However, some breast surgeries are medically necessary. There may be exceptions so you should check directly with your provider for this answer.
Is financing available for Nipple Reduction surgery?
Yes. Financing is available for all the breast procedures.
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