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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.
Who can have Nipple Reduction?
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.
What kind of anesthetic is used during Nipple Reduction?
Nipple Reduction is performed under general anesthetic.
How long does Nipple Reduction surgery take?
Nipple Reduction surgery can take about two hours to complete.
What do I have to do to prepare for Nipple Reduction?
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.
What happens on the day of Nipple Reduction?
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.
What is the Breast Reduction recovery process?
Breast Reduction 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 weeks.
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.
Following your physician’s instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.
What is the cost of Nipple Reduction?
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.