The appearance of large nipples can be reduced through a simple procedure known as areola reduction surgery. The dark-skinned area around the nipple, called the areola, can be reduced through the removal of excess tissue. Areola reduction surgery is often performed in tandem with breast reduction and breast lift procedures.
Anyone who is troubled by a the appearance of their nipples can have Nipple Reduction surgery. All plastic surgery patients must be deemed medically fit for surgery by the plastic surgeon who will be performing your procedure.
Nipple Reduction is performed under general anesthetic.
Nipple Reduction surgery can take about two hours to complete.
You will be examined by a physician and undergo blood work testing to ensure that you are medically fit for surgery. You should stop taking aspirin, or any anti-flammatory drugs and stop smoking well before your procedure.
You will be given a prescription to antibiotics and painkillers, which you should fill before your surgery so that you have them easily available on day of surgery and your driver and/or caregiver is not running around to drugstores on the day of your surgery.
A friend or family member must bring you to the Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery. Our Patient Care Coordinator will greet you and bring in into the an examining room, where your Plastic Surgeon will mark outlines on the your areola area.
Photos will be taken of the areola areas, so that you will be able to compare the results to another set of photos that will be taken after you have fully recovered from the surgery.
Your surgeon will call you once you are safely home, to see how you are doing and to make sure you are recovering normally.
Nipple Reduction Los Angeles recovery includes a post-surgical recovery period of 24 to 48 hours and an additional reduced-activity period of a few days. You will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few days.
Exercise and normal activity can resume at the direction of your plastic surgeon. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.
Like all surgery, they are always risks. Typical Nipple Reduction risks include: unfavorable scarring, bleeding (hematoma), infection, poor healing of incisions, changes in nipple or breast sensation, may be temporary or permanent, capsular contracture, which is the formation of firm scar tissue and possibility of revisional surgery.
Once you are deemed a good candidate for Nipple Reduction, your Plastic Surgeon will discuss the risks in detail with you during your initial consultation.
Costs are based on the unique needs of the patient. Your Patient Care Coordinator will discuss the cost of your Nipple Reduction Los Angeles and the payment options available to you.