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
BEFORE & AFTERS
M, 35, Asian, Female, Flushing, USA
M is a 35 year-old lady who is mother of one child. She desired larger breasts because of deflation after breastfeeding. She also at the same time would like her nipple reduced in size. After discussion, transaxillary breast augmentation was done and nipples were reduced at the same time using minimal incision technique. She was very pleased that no one could tell she ever had surgery on both her breasts and nipples.*Individual results may vary.
WHY NIPPLE REDUCTION?
At our practice in New York City, 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 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.
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.
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 Much Does Nipple Reduction 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.
Contact Our Office
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.
WILLIAM LAO, M.D.
June 1st, 2020
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William Lao, MD