What happens in nipple and areola correction surgery?

Areola and/or Nipple Correction surgery is a popular choice for many men or women who have unhappy with the shape or size of their areola or nipple. Here at The Private Clinic we offer areola reduction, nipple reduction or inverted nipple correction procedures

Areola Reduction

If you have enlarged, domed or non-circular areolas then you may be considering an areola reduction to improve the aesthetic appearance. There are a number of causes for enlarged areolas which include genetics, trauma, aging and breastfeeding but it can cause many patients to feel uncomfortable about the appearance of their breasts or chest.

An areola reduction is usually performed under local anaesthetic but general anaesthetic may also be used for bigger cases. The procedure involves removing a circular area of the outer edge of the areola. The skin is then brought together inwards and dressings are applied to the area. You will then shortly be able to leave the hospital.

Inverted Nipple Correction

Inverted nipples affect 10 to 20 percent of women. It is caused by an inward traction of the milk ducts and the traction of the muscle within the nipple which pulls the nipple in. There are 3 different grades for inverted nipple starting from grade 1 which can usually be improved with non-surgical options such as the niplette device to the more severe grade 3 which will require surgery to fix.

Inverted nipple surgery is a very simple procedure that is performed under local anaesthetic. It involves the surgeon making an incision around the nipple before then dividing or separating the ducts which will then allow the nipple to sit naturally. You will then have dissolvable internal stitches hold the nipple in position whilst it is healing.

Nipple Reduction

Nipple reduction procedures are increasing in popularity for both men and women more recently. Many patients seek nipple reduction procedures when they feel their nipple/s protrude too much, are too wide or are uneven in shape. Having puffy or prominent nipples can cause patients to feel self-conscious wearing certain types of clothing or for men to have the confident to reveal their bare chest in public.

A nipple reduction is usually performed under local anaesthetic. It is a relatively quick and simple procedure that involves removing part of the nipple tissue. The scars after nipple reduction surgery are often hidden on the underside of the nipple where it meets the areola so for many, no one will be able to tell you have any sort of procedure.

Downtime from areola or nipple correction procedures

The downtime after nipple or areola correction procedures is very minimal with many patients only taking 1-2 days off work to recovery. You may experience some mild discomfort once the anaesthetic from surgery has worn off but this should soon subside and your dressings will be able to be removed after a week.

Nipple & Areola Correction Surgery at The Private Clinic

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To find out more about areola or nipple correction procedures at The Private Clinic or to book a consultation with one of our expert surgeons call 0333 920 2471 or click here.

Consultations for Nipple and areola correction procedures are available at our London, Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, Leeds, ManchesterMilton Keynes and Northampton clinics

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