Nipple augmentation is done by injecting hyaluronic acid fillers into the nipple to increase projection. Nipple augmentation may be done to correct nipple inversion or so that the nipple remains constantly erect. This procedure is often done after breast reconstruction to improve nipple projection as well.
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About the Procedure
The nipple is a small mound on the center of the breast surrounded by the areola. The nipple can change its projection based on temperature or stimulation. For some, the nipple height when erect is subjectively small, or may be inverted. Others who have undergone breast reconstruction may desire more prominent nipple projection. Others still desire their nipples to be constantly erect simply for aesthetic purposes. To increase the height of the nipple, hyaluronic acid based fillers, the same injectables used for lip augmentation, can provide a temporary increase in the amount of projection as well as improve the appearance of inverted nipples. During treatment, dermal fillers will be injected into the nipple as well as around the base of the nipple. While hyaluronic acid based filled are commonly used, collagen and poly-L-lactic acid based fillers have also been successfully used without having an affect on future breast imaging. The procedure is completed in less than 15 minutes and patients are able to resume normal activity immediately with the exception of strenuous exercise. Results are immediate however 1-4 treatments may be necessary to achieve desired projection.
The goal of nipple augmentation is to achieve increased nipple projection.
What to Expect
Nipple augmentation is done by injecting fillers into the nipple to increase projection or correct inversion. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a nipple augmentation procedure.
- Avoid blood thinning and anti-inflammatory medications for 2 weeks
- Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior
- Reschedule the procedure if a rash or blemish develops in the area
- Base of nipple is injected with filler
- Nipple is injected with filler
- Procedures takes less than 15 minutes
There is no recovery or downtime needed after nipple augmentation, however, it is recommended to avoid strenuous activity immediately after the procedure.
The ideal candidate for nipple augmentation is self conscious about their nipples or has had breast reconstruction surgery and is seeking more projection.
Not Recommended For
Nipple augmentation is not recommended for patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to breast feed in the future.
Side effects from nipple augmentation may include infection, scarring, and possible future issues with breastfeeding.