Nipple Correction Solutions

Both functional and cosmetic concerns related to nipple and areola shape and size can be addressed with plastic surgery or through less invasive procedures like fillers.

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The Skinny

A board certified plastic surgeon can address functional concerns related to nipple inversion or cosmetic concerns related to appearance and symmetry of the nipple and areola (learn more in our guide to Nipple Shape & Size Concerns). Nipple reduction or augmentation can be used to change the size and shape of the nipple. Areola reduction can alter the size and position of the areola on the breast. An inverted nipple correction can be utilized to improve appearance and function. While certain nipple procedures do carry a risk of impacting ability to breastfeed, there are procedures specifically designed to prevent adverse effects to the milk ducts.

The Specifics

Who might consider nipple correction?

Large nipples, small nipples, large areola, and inverted nipples can all cause dissatisfaction in personal perception of appearance. Fortunately, with the help of a certified plastic surgeon these concerns can be safely and effectively addressed. Any candidate who would like to improve their nipple/breast appearance and symmetry can consider a procedure.

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What can you expect from a nipple correction procedure?

Most nipple procedures are minimally invasive with local anesthetic being utilized. Recovery times do not exceed about one month, and in some cases a candidate can return to normal activity the same day or within a few days of the surgery.

When should you consider a nipple correction procedure?

Good candidates in generally good health can consider a procedure at a time most suitable to their schedules. In many cases, nipple procedures can be performed in conjunction with other breast procedures.

Why should you consider a nipple correction procedure?

Nipple correction procedures can be used to enhance the aesthetic appearance and symmetry of the nipple and breast. Comparatively less invasive than most breast procedures, they can have a significant impact on an individual’s confidence and perception of their appearance.

Cosmetic Procedures for the Areola & Nipple

Numerous procedures exist to address various nipple concerns. Acquired and congenital nipple abnormalities of size, shape, and angle can be corrected with surgery or fillers.

The Takeaway

Surgical procedures with a board certified plastic surgeon can be used to address enlarged nipples, small nipples, inverted nipples, or areola abnormalities. Many operations can be done as an office procedure under local anesthesia with minimal impact on daily activities. Whether your concern is related to aesthetics or function, an initial consultation with a plastic surgeon can help to identity the ideal cosmetic procedure.

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  2. A Sisti Nipple-areola complex reconstruction techniques: A literature review; 2016-04-01


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