The nipple is the projected part and the areola is the dark pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple. Some men and women have inverted nipples or protrude too far or are too big or too puffy. Sometimes nipples are enlarged simply due to genetics or develop after childbirth and breastfeeding. Large nipples can affect a woman’s appearance both nude and in clothing.
Nipple reduction is a surgical procedure which aims to reduce the size of your nipples or areola to complement your breast size for a balanced look. Small incisions are made right on the nipple and the excess nipple tissue removed. Dissolvable sutures are used so there is no need for suture removal later. Band-aids are used for dressings.
Nipple reduction is also done in conjunction with breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lift surgery.
This nipple reduction takes place under local anaesthesia and the surgery leaves no visible scars. The surgery usually takes less than one hour and the patient can return to their normal activities within 1 or 2 days. Sensitivity is usually maintained and the visual results are beautiful.
Your areola is the pigmented skin around your nipple. Some women think that their areolae are too large or too puffy, or that they stand out too much. This can occur because of genetics, massive weight loss, implants or breastfeeding. With age, the areolae may stretch or expand as the breasts begin to sag. Areola reduction surgery is done in combination with other breast surgeries such as breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation surgery with implants. Areola reduction surgery is usually performed under light sedation, general anesthesia or even local anesthetic.