Many women have nipples that are enlarged or inverted intermittently or constantly. Although common, enlarged and inverted nipples are rarely discussed, as the condition is often a source of embarrassment and self consciousness. Enlarged nipples can be reduced in size and shape. As well, inverted nipples may be inverted to the same degree in both breasts; however there is usually some mild asymmetry with one inverted nipple that is more considerable than the other.
What Is Nipple Reduction?
Our genetic makeup means that each us have nipples of varying shapes and sizes. Some may be prominent, while others may be considered “too perky.” If you are embarrassed by the shape, size, or prominence of your nipples, you should consider a nipple reduction procedure to correct the issue.
Dr. Duffy performs nipple reduction procedures and is able to safely reduce the prominence, size, and shape of your nipples.
Nipple Reduction Benefits
Women who have undergone nipple reductions report the following benefits:
- Enhanced proportion of their breasts to their body
- Improved self-esteem and body image
- Less socially awkward and self-conscious
Nipple Reduction Recovery
Most patients can resume normal activities within two days of their procedure. Any bruising can be expected to fade over the following days, and numbness will subside within one week. Any numbness or tingling experienced can be expected to diminish within six weeks of the procedure.
Would I Make A Good Candidate For Areola Reduction Surgery?
If your areolae are very large because of genetics, breastfeeding, or age, areola reduction surgery may be right for you.
Although nipple reduction surgery is a simple procedure and virtually risk-free, you should know that once it is complete, there is no way to reverse it. The procedure can affect your ability to breast feed. For this reason, you should carefully consider whether you want the procedure performed. You should use your initial consultation with Dr. Duffy as an opportunity to have all of your questions and concerns fully addressed to your satisfaction.
Reasons to have areola reduction surgery:
- Areolae that are overly large or out of proportion to breasts
- Irregularity or asymmetry between nipples following breast surgery
- Left and right nipple asymmetry
You should schedule a consultation with Dr. Duffy to determine if you would make a good candidate for nipple or areola reduction.
How Long Should I Expect The Results To Last?
The results of the procedure are permanent, but you should be aware that normal aging will take place after surgery, so your breasts may sag or droop over time.