The nipple ideally is located in the centre of the breast and is surrounded by the areola, which is the dark pink skin in the shape of a circle. Both men and women can suffer with overly large nipples and larger than normal areola and this can lead to lack of self confidence, lack of self esteem and embarrassment. Our team of highly experienced surgeons are committed to guiding you through this process, providing you the best advise, support and patient care so that you can achieve your desired look and feel comfortable in the skin that you were born in.

What Is Nipple Surgery?

Nipple surgery is a cosmetic surgery to correct inverted nipples, minimize enlarged nipples or reduce the size of the areola to enhance breast contour. The procedure can be carried out under a local anaesthesia on an outpatient basis. It is an extremely quick procedure and is usually considered by women and men who feel that their nipples are too big in rela- tion to the size of their breasts.

Potential Candidates for Nipple Surgery

  • You are physically healthy
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You are psychologically stable
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You put your full trust to the surgeon

Is it right for you?

  • You feel your nipples are too large in proportion to your breasts
  • You have inverted nipples
  • You have protruding nipples
  • You have asymmetrical nipples
  • For nipple reduction, the surgeon creates a small incision on the nipple. For areola reduction, the surgeon will create an incision around the areola’s perimeter.
  • Once the incision is complete, the surgeon now eliminates the excess tissue from the areola. Stitches are used to close the incision and sterile dressings are applied over the breasts. A special surgical bra is placed on the breasts for support.

What to Expect after Surgery?

  • The skin of the breasts can be shiny in appearance because of the swelling. This is just normal and may subside after a few weeks. You may experience some numbness on the surgical area which normally goes away after 6 weeks
  • The breasts may heal at different rates. One can swell or one may feel comfortable or the shape may be different to each other. This is just normal and will fade after you have fully recovered.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will the results of the procedure last for?The results should last a long time, but may vary from patient to patient. however we are not able to predict how the body will change with absolute certainty.
  • Where will you conduct the procedure?In a private hospital.
  • Do I need to stay in a hospital after the surgery?You may leave on the day of the surgery.
  • What is the recovery period?The amount of time needed to recover varies from patient to patient, but most are able to resume their normal lives and return back to work within a couple of days.
  • Will I be able to breast feed after the procedure?While this procedure should not affect a women’s ability to breast feed, there is always the slight possibility that surgical complications could lead to difficulties.
  • Can I have the surgery under sedation and local anaesthetic?Yes it is possible however this decision is really is up to your surgeon which you will be able to discuss with them during your consultation.
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