Nipple Reduction

Nipple Reduction

The Problem

If you suffer from enlarged or puffy nipples it may impact on your confidence and can be embarrassing when changing in public or when wearing particularly tight clothing.  In summer, men can find it particularly difficult when taking their top off and exposing their nipples.  This can be distressing and can cause men to cover up, often affecting their self-esteem.

Overly large nipples can cause a great deal of concern to some patients either due to discomfort or increased visibility when wearing certain types of clothing. It has been reported that 1 in 10 women in the UK suffer from nipple-related conditions where the nipple is enlarged and often procedures through clothing causing patients to feel self-conscious.

Nipple size or appearance can often change through weight gain, weight loss or pregnancy but conditions such as gynaecomastia can also cause nipples to appear oversized in proportion to the rest of the chest.

Nipple reduction surgery can be performed on nipples that are large in proportion to the rest of the breast or chest and this can be performed as a stand-alone procedure usually under local anaesthetic but can also be performed in combination with other surgical procedures such as a breast augmentation or a male chest reduction.

Nipple reduction can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with another surgical breast procedure such as Breast Enlargement or a Breast Uplift. Nipple Reduction Surgery consultations are availale at our London Harley Street, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, Northampton, Bristol, Manchester, LeedsGlasgow and Milton Keynes clinics.

We also offer treatment for inverted nipples and areola reduction.

Read Mr Adrian Richards, Medical Director and Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Private Clinic’s comments on nipple correction surgery here

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The Problem

If you suffer from enlarged or puffy nipples it may impact on your confidence and can be embarrassing when changing in public or when wearing particularly tight clothing.  In summer, men can find it particularly difficult when taking their top off and exposing their nipples.  This can be distressing and can cause men to cover up, often affecting their self-esteem.

Nipple Reduction Surgery

Nipple reduction surgery is normally performed under local anaesthetic which means you are awake during the operation. If you would prefer your nipple reduction surgery to be performed under a light general anaesthetic, this can be arranged with your surgeon prior to surgery.

Nipple reduction is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure often taking around 20 minutes to treat each nipple. The procedure entails removing part of the nipple tissue to reduce its size; the scars post-surgery will be minimal and virtually undetectable as they are well hidden on the underside of the nipple where it meets the areola.

Downtime

Enlarged Nipple Reduction is performed under local anaesthetic so you will be able to return home shortly after your procedure. There is minimal downtime with many patients returning to work with 1-2 days. Patients may experience very mild discomfort for the initial couple of days post-surgery which can be managed with painkillers. Your surgeon will have used dissolvable stitches which will be degraded by the body over time and your bandages can be removed after 1 week.

Results

The results from nipple reduction surgery are instant however you may experience some swelling in the area for 1-2 weeks. The best results are seen after 4-6 weeks when you should be fully healed from the procedure.

It is important to note that you will be unable to breastfeed following nipple reduction surgery and this must be considered in advance of any procedure.

FAQs

How can you fix a protruding nipple?

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Do enlarged nipples need to be treated?

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