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Nipple Reduction

Introduction to Nipple Reduction

At our NYC practice, nipple reduction surgery is becoming more and more prevalent. Nipples usually enlarge after childbirth. A severely enlarged nipple can be unsightly and also give an aged look. In women who underwent breastfeeding especially, the deflation of breasts and enlargement of nipples further creates a stronger contrast between the two and accentuates the changes. A combination of breast augmentation with nipple reduction can effectively restore a youthful look.

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Who are the Best Candidates for Nipple Reduction?

Nipple reduction is a safe and effective procedure for most men and women who are self-conscious of the size of their nipples and desire an improvement. Patients undergoing the procedure should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations about the possibilities of the surgery.

How is Nipple Reduction Performed?

Depending on the dimension of the enlarged nipple, different techniques can be used to reduce specifically the width, height, or both of the nipple. Often it involves a small incision around the base of the nipple to remove the excessive nipple skin and underlying tissue. There is very little pain from this procedure and can be done completely under local anesthesia.

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Preparing for a Nipple Reduction

Before undergoing the procedure, it is essential that patients follow a few pre-operative instructions to ensure the procedure carries out safely. These instructions include:

  • Avoiding blood-thinning and anti-inflammatory medications

  • Stop smoking a few weeks before and after the procedure

  • Stop drinking alcohol a few days prior to the procedure

  • Don’t eat several hours before the procedure

We’ll provide you with more in-depth information during your consultation to help prepare you for undergoing nipple reduction surgery.

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Why Choose Dr. Lao?

Dr. William Lao is widely considered by his patients to offer some of the breast surgeries in NYC. As an award-winning surgeon, Dr. Lao prides himself on his education and expertise. Dr. Lao is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in New York City?

Nipple reduction surgery in NYC varies from patient to patient and depends on their individual needs. During your consultation, we’ll perform an assessment of your breasts and develop a surgical plan that’s tailored to your specific needs. We’ll discuss the cost associated with your customize surgical procedure during the consultation in our Manhattan office.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. William Lao is a highly-skilled, double-board-certified New York City plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping patients experience the best versions of themselves through safe and effective plastic surgery procedures. If you’re interested in learning more about nipple reduction in NYC, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.

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Out-of-town patients

Dr. Lao has provided surgery for patients from almost every continent in the world. With such a wide range, patients frequently ask about travel arrangements for surgery.

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Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

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