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Nipple Reduction


Nipple Reduction, also known in medical circles as “reduction mammoplasty of the nipple,” is a surgical procedure that focuses on resizing and reshaping the nipples. This operation is often sought by individuals who experience physical discomfort, emotional distress, or aesthetic dissatisfaction due to overly large or protruding nipples.

Various factors can contribute to the need for this procedure, including hormonal changes, genetic predispositions, and life events such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations. The procedure not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the breast and nipple area but also addresses functional issues like chafing or irritation due to friction against clothing.


The first step in your surgical journey is an in-depth consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. This meeting involves a thorough physical examination, including measurements and possibly imaging studies like mammograms or ultrasounds. The consultation serves as a platform for discussing your aesthetic and functional goals, addressing any concerns or questions you may have, and setting realistic expectations for the surgical outcome.

The type of anaesthesia used is carefully selected to match your health profile, comfort level, and surgical requirements. Both local anaesthesia with sedation and general anaesthesia are available options. The decision is made collaboratively between you, your surgeon, and the anesthesiologist, often after a series of preoperative tests and evaluations to ensure your safety during the procedure.

Nipple Reduction surgery is a meticulous process that involves making a small incision at the base of the nipple or within the areola. Through these incisions, excess tissue is excised, and the nipple is reshaped to achieve the desired size and contour. The surgeon may employ various techniques, such as the “free nipple graft” or “pedicle method,” depending on your anatomy and goals. The incisions are then closed with fine, often dissolvable, sutures to minimise scarring. Postoperative care includes the application of antibiotic ointments and possibly a light bandage to reduce the risk of infection and aid in the healing process.


PLEASE NOTE: While some results may be visible sooner, final results often take a few months for swelling to fully subside.


You may choose to undergo a Nipple Reduction procedure for a number of reasons:

The most immediate benefit is the aesthetic transformation. The procedure refines the size and shape of the nipples, contributing to a more balanced and harmonious breast appearance.
Beyond aesthetics, the surgery can alleviate physical discomfort caused by the friction of elongated or protruding nipples against clothing. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals who engage in physical activities where this friction is exacerbated.
The aesthetic and functional improvements often significantly boost self-confidence and self-esteem. This newfound confidence can positively affect various aspects of life, from social interactions to professional engagements.


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Nipple Reduction Procedure


While surgical procedures offer the potential for significant improvements in health and well-being, it is crucial to understand that they are not without risks. All surgical interventions carry inherent risks, which may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, and the possibility of unsatisfactory results. The specific risks associated with your procedure will be discussed in detail during your pre-operative consultations with our medical team. Our dedicated staff will work closely with you to minimise these risks, ensuring the safest and most successful outcome possible. It’s essential to follow all pre and post-operative instructions meticulously to reduce the likelihood of complications.


Post Op

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Recovery time is generally short, with most patients returning to normal activities within a week. A surgical bra may be recommended for support.
There is a possibility that Nipple Reduction could affect breastfeeding, especially if milk ducts are altered during the procedure.
Potential complications include infection, bleeding, and scarring. There’s also the risk of reduced nipple sensitivity and asymmetry.
Preparation involves a medical evaluation, possibly some lab tests, and smoking cessation and certain medications as advised by your healthcare provider.
Yes, Nipple Reduction can often be combined with other breast procedures like breast augmentation or reduction, depending on your medical condition and aesthetic goals.