Nipple & Areola Reduction
Women with extremely large or elongated nipples seek nipple reduction to achieve a more normal, natural appearing nipple. Like inverted nipple correction, surgery is offered as an office outpatient procedure and takes up to an hour to perform. A small incision is made at the base of the nipple. Dissolving sutures are hidden beneath the nipple, and the nipple is made smaller and less prominent to suit your specific wishes. Sensation and the ability to breast feed should remain after surgery.
Nipple reduction surgery or areolar reduction surgery is a breast enhancement procedure which specifically reduces the size of the nipple areolar complex. This complex is made up of the nipple itself and the areola which is the pigmented, darker area surrounding the nipple. Often times because of genetics, increasing age, pregnancy and breast feeding, the nipple or areola or both can appear disproportionately large on the breast. As a result, the overall aesthetic appeal of the breast is reduced. As a result, the nipples, areolas or both may be reduced to correct this appearance.
Reasons for Considering a Nipple or Areola Reduction:
- Areolas that are too large and out of proportion to the breasts
- Nipples that protrude farther than desired and show through clothing
- Asymmetry between the right and left nipples
- Irregularity or stretch of the areolas following previous breast surgery
- Nipples that are inverted or retracted and do not protrude
Schedule a Consultation
For more information on nipple reduction contact board certified plastic surgeon John T. Nguyen, MD today at our Sugar Land Texas location at 281-980-8000. Serving the Houston Texas area.