Nipple & Areola Reduction
For some patients the concern is more than just their breast sizes and shapes, they also have concerns regarding their nipple and/or areola. Most often following a breast enlargement, a breast lift or a breast reduction, nipple areola reduction and inverted nipple repair are usually combined as an additional procedure. Patients often use the term nipple and areola together because some patients are looking for both an areola reduction as well as a nipple reduction. When performed by Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker as a combination procedure with breast augmentation, our Beverly Hills patients are happy to hear there is a procedure to enhance the nipple/areola. Whether the nipple is inverted, too big or protruding too far, Dr. Kapoorand Dr. Schlenkercan assist you with the correction. Results of your nipple or areola reduction are often permanent and can last a lifetime.
Nipple Areola Reduction Beverly Hills
What is nipple areola reduction?
The nipple is the projected part and the areola is the dark pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple. Nipple areola reduction is when the size of the nipples and areolas are reduced to add symmetry and balance to the breasts. The areola and nipple area can be made smaller and more attractive without compromise to the sensitivity of the breast. Nipple areola reductions are not limited to only females; it is also quite common in male models. Many of our Beverly Hills patients are men requesting for nipple areola reduction in combination with gynocomastia or male breast reduction to create a sculpted and handsome chest
What are the techniques involving nipple areola reduction?
Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker’s nipple areola reduction techniques involve creating a small incision to reduce nipple size in order to define the new perimeter of the nipple areola region of the breasts. Areola reduction is similar as an incision is made around the areola to remove tissue and reduce large or even areolas. Similarly, nipple asymmetry can be corrected as well. Once the incision is complete, excess tissue is removed from the area and stiches are used to close the incision. You will then have gauze dressings placed over your newly contoured breasts.
What is the estimated cost of nipple areola reduction?
Depending on the scale of what is needed to reduce the nipples or areola and types of anesthesia, the cost can vary from as low as $1,500 to $3,000. In order to give an accurate quote for nipple areola reduction, it is best to schedule a consultation that will allow Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker to appropriately judge what is involved and what is needed for your desired results. Photographs can be email or sent to our Beverly Hills office follow by a phone consultation for patients who lives outside of the United States who wishes to get work done by our board certified cosmetic plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills.
Who are the best candidates for nipple areola reduction?
Best candidates for nipple areola reduction are those that are in generally good health and are highly motivated to make the changes possible because they want more attractive looking nipples and areolas. In addition to being over the age of 18, you must have a clear understanding of the limitations and potential results of your nipple or areola reduction. Most importantly, best candidates for nipple areola reduction are patients who have the ability to pause your daily responsibilities such as work, school, and family responsibilities in order to undergo a nipple areola reduction operation.
What can you expect immediately after nipple areola reduction?
During the first 24 to 48 hours following your nipple areola procedure, you may feel tired and sore from the anesthesia. You will be prescribed pain medication to alleviate most of the discomfort you might feel which will immediately improve rapidly after the first 2 days. Your stitches will be removed within 5 to 7 days post – nipple areola reduction operation. Sleeping on your back for the first week after nipple areola reduction procedure is most important to help with the healing process. You will notice a marked improvement in your discomfort level during the first few weeks after your nipple areola procedure. You may experience some tingling in the nipple-areola complex however; this is a common result of the healing process and usually resolves by 6 weeks.