Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
- General Anesthesia or Local Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- May return to work next day
- No swimming for 2 weeks
WHY NIPPLE REDUCTION?
Nipples usually enlarge after childbirth. A severely enlarged nipple can be unsightly and also give an aged look. In women who underwent breast feeding especially, the deflation of breasts and enlargement of nipples further creates a stronger contrast between the two and accentuate the changes. A combination of breast augmentation with nipple reduction can effectively restore the youthful look.
HOW IS IT DONE?
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.