Nipple Reduction is a surgical procedure which reduces the length and projection of the nipples. This small change can have a large impact on the overall appearance of the breasts. Elongated nipples can be due to genetics, hormonal changes, and post breast-feeding. Nipple reduction is a well tolerated procedure with a high patient satisfaction for both female and male patients.

Our Preferences:

We prefer to use a de-epithelialization technique whenever possible. This technique takes slightly longer to perform but it heals with a nearly invisible scar.

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Medium Invasiveness.

Typically 1 hour or less.

Most activities can be resumed immediately, with full recovery in about 1-2 weeks.

Smaller, more proportionately sized nipples, improved comfort, and confidence in appearance.

Treatment Areas

Treatment process:

  • Pre-operative consultation to discuss goals and procedure details.
  • Surgery is often performed under local anesthesia.
  • Reshaping and removal of excess nipple tissue to achieve desired size.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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