Compared to other types of breast augmentation or revision procedures, nipple reductions are considered to be fairly minor. Our doctor and the other medical professionals at our facility understand that, even though it is considered a minor surgery, it is still important to the patient who has elected to have the procedure. Nipple reduction procedures on both men and women who have excessively large nipples or are self-conscious about their appearance. The procedure itself, is designed to reduce or correct the diameter of a person's nipple making them more visually appealing.

Nipple Reduction Procedures

During a nipple reduction procedure, size, shape and projection of the nipple may be altered. Small incisions made within the areola are used to withdraw or increase the projection of the nipple. The incisions are also used to diminish the width of the nipple, making it smaller and more compact. Excessive skin and tissue are removed during the procedure, allowing for a more defined appearance. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, there is much less risk of infection or inflammation such as that associated with other types of breast augmentation procedures. Nipple reductions are considered an outpatient surgery.

During your recovery, we will closely monitor your progress and evaluate how your body is healing on a regular basis. During each visit, he will check for any infection or side effects as well as make sure the incision is healing without any noticeable scarring. Recovery time varies with each patient and the type of surgery they have performed. The doctor will also monitor any bruising and swelling that may occur.

Heavy activity should be put off for at least 2 to 3 weeks. You may be able to return to work a few days after the procedure if only light activity is required. Our doctor recommends only light activities for the first 3 to 7 days after the surgery. Sports bras are often suggested for maximum support and mobility for the first few weeks after the procedure. To ensure your comfort, the doctor will create a pain management plan to help you through the healing process.