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Over time, many women experience a change in size and shape of their nipples and areolas. This can be due to pregnancy or weight gain and weight loss. Also, some women are just born with large or irregularly shaped nipples or areolas, much as some women are born with large breasts. For those experiencing these dissatisfaction with the size and shape of their nipples, this can be addressed with nipple reduction.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Nipple Reduction?
Nipple reduction may be recommended for patients who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nipples. This procedure may benefit patients who have nipples that are:
- Long, droopy, or overly prominent
- Too wide
- Asymmetrical in shape
- Not in proportion or balance with the breasts
- Changed due to pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Limiting clothing selection or activities
- Cause embarrassment
Nipple Reduction Procedure
This procedure can be performed alone or in combination with areola revision. It can restore or create a more natural balance in size and shape between the nipple areola complex and the breast.
To perform the procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision on the nipple itself through which excess tissue is removed. As nipples vary in size and shape, the surgery will be custom-tailored to meet your specific needs. After the excess tissue is removed, fine sutures will be used to close the incision. After the area has been bandaged, a surgical bra may be placed over your breasts to hold them in the best position for healing.