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Female Nipple Reduction

Nipples come in all shapes and sizes, and actually change in both shape and color as women get older or after giving birth. For women uncomfortable with the appearance of their nipples, there is the option of female nipple reduction at the Plastic Surgery Group. We have perfected this simple procedure in order to help women feel more confident with their breasts, without a ton of downtime required of more invasive breast procedures. The female nipple reduction is a quick, in-office procedure that works to reduce the size of a woman’s nipples without affecting the breast size.


When to Consider Nipple Reduction

Unsure if nipple reduction is the right procedure for you? At the Plastic Surgery Group, we will conduct a consultation to get a feel for what you would like to change to determine the right approach. For some women, a nipple reduction is all they need to achieve the aesthetic they are looking for. Other women opt to pair the procedure with more extensive plastic surgery, such as breast reduction, breast augmentation, or a breast lift. If you are self-conscious about your nipple size, a nipple reduction may be the best approach in restoring your confidence.


The Female Nipple Reduction Procedure

First, the surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Group will determine if the patient would make a good candidate for female nipple reduction. The actual procedure takes just 30-minutes, in which the plastic surgeon will use a local anesthetic to completely numb the breast area. A small incision is made in order to remove the excess tissue around the nipple. After absorbable stitches are implemented, the nipple will appear smaller. The surgeon will then apply some antibiotic ointment and bandage the area. Patients should allow themselves a few days to recover, where strenuous activity is to be avoided. If the nipple reduction is being made in addition to another breast procedure, the recovery period will be significantly longer.


Is Female Nipple Reduction Right for You?

Have you been self-conscious about the size or shape of your nipples? If you are embarrassed of the appearance of your breasts, there are so many different surgical options available to help restore your confidence.

We recommend scheduling an appointment with the Plastic Surgery Group today to determine if you will be a good candidate for a female nipple reduction procedure, or to see if a different approach would be more appropriate. The Plastic Surgery Group holds New Jersey and New York’s best plastic surgeons, who are prepared to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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