What is Nipple Surgery?
Nipple Reduction is a surgical procedure developed to improve the appearance of enlarged nipples and therefore the chest and breast./breast. Nipple reductions are requested due to long or over-sized nipples being a great source of embarrassment for both men and women.
This procedure is designed to reshape or reduce the size of the nipple and is quick and simple with almost immediate results and minimal risk. Many people confuse the areola (the darker pigmented skin around the nipple) with the nipple (the projected part of the breast), although it can also be combined with an areola reduction. It can also be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift. This is an increasingly popular procedure with patients.
Who is a Candidate for Nipple Surgery?
Candidates for nipple surgery are those who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nipples. Those who are already undergoing another breast procedure like an augmentation or lift can benefit from nipple surgery to enhance their results. Nipple surgery can also be performed alone if patients experience puffy nipples or are unhappy with nipple projection, but are content with their breasts otherwise.
What Happens During Nipple Surgery?
During nipple surgery, a local anesthetic will be administered for your comfort. Tiny incisions are then made around the areola where scarring will be as minimal as possible. Excess tissue can then be removed and the nipple is resized and reshaped.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
Dr. Kayastha’s patients experience little bruising, very little swelling if any and some tenderness around the incision area. All in all, there is very little discomfort with very minimal downtime and most patients return to normal activity within a day or two. Recovery is longer if patients choose to combine their nipple surgery with another breast procedure like the breast augmentation or lift. In this case, patients can expect 1-2 weeks of recovery with an extended period of exercise restrictions.