Nipple and Areola Reduction
The areola is the pigmented area usually at the center of the breast. The color, shape, size and even the location of the nipple/areola complex is quite variable. Even the position and the direction that the nipple points to can be different for each breast on the same patient.
When men and women possess large, droopy or asymmetrical nipples and areolas, breast surgeon Dr. Farzaneh will commonly recommend a specialized reduction surgery to achieve a more appealing and proportionate chest appearance.
What is Nipple and Areola Reduction?
Nipple and areola reduction is a specialized cosmetic surgery designed to create smaller, more symmetrical nipples and areolas.
If you would also like to improve the shape, size and position of your breasts, Dr. Farzaneh may perform nipple and areola reduction with a simultaneous breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction surgery to achieve the enhanced overall look you desire.
An Overview of Areola Reduction
An areola reduction is designed to reduce the circle of pigmented skin around the nipples. In women, it is needed because the patient was either born with a predisposition to develop overly large areolas, or because their areolas became darker and larger due to hormones released during pregnancy. In men, large areolas are often associated with gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, and can give the chest a more feminine appearance.
If you undergo areola reduction without any other breast enhancement surgeries, it is a very quick, in-office procedure. It can be performed under local anesthesia and is associated with a very swift recovery period.
An Overview of Nipple Reduction
A nipple reduction is designed to reduce the size of the actual nipple. In women, the nipples commonly grow to a larger size during puberty, pregnancy and breastfeeding. In men, large nipples are associated with gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, and can have the effect of making the chest appear more feminine.
If you undergo nipple reduction without any other breast enhancement surgeries, it is considered to be a very minor procedure. Performed under general anesthesia, local anesthesia or sedation, your nipple will remain attached to the breast while Dr. Farzaneh precisely removes the excess tissue to reduce its size and diameter.
Before & After Gallery
The best way to gauge a surgeon’s skill is to view his past work. Please browse our before and after gallery, to see for yourself the dramatic results you can expect to achieve from a nipple and areola reduction with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Farzaneh.
I have seen Dr. Farzaneh for several procedures over the last couple of years. He is not the first cosmetic surgeon I have seen, but he will be the only one I will ever trust to do any procedure for me in the future. Not only does he do magnificent work, he does not push unnecessary or extra costly procedures your way just to make money. He is all about the patient and what will work best for them without giving false expectations.
Are You a Candidate for Nipple and Areola Reduction?
As with all of his cosmetic procedures, Dr. Farzaneh determines nipple and areola reduction candidacy on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of the patient’s cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. With that said, ideal candidates for this surgery are generally:
- Embarrassed by nipples and areolas that are large, droopy or asymmetrical.
- In good overall health.
- Without any medical conditions that may impair healing or increase surgery risk.
- Realistic in their expectations of surgery.
While these general guidelines are helpful, please note that the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate for nipple and areola reduction is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Farzaneh today.
Following a nipple and areola reduction with Dr. Farzaneh, you can expect to see your ideal chest when you look in the mirror. Your oversized nipples and areolas will have been dramatically reduced to fit your other features, and your chest area will have a substantially more attractive overall appearance.
Inverted Nipple Correction Recovery
Patients may experience some discomfort, but typically recovery time is minimal when undergoing inverted nipple correction. After undergoing inverted nipple correction surgery with Dr. Farzaneh, you’ll be given his personal cell phone number so that you can contact him at anytime with questions or concerns.