Well-positioned nipples of appropriate size and with normal projection are an important component of a beautiful breast. Large or overly-projected nipples can lead to embarrassment or discomfort in certain clothing. For many women, the darker skin around the nipple, the areola, is disproportionately large and makes them self-conscious in intimate situations. Other women suffer from inverted nipples that pose both a cosmetic as well as a functional problem as they limit stimulation. Changes to this small area of a woman’s body can completely alter her satisfaction with her breasts.
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Nipple surgery can be performed to correct the nipple as well as the areola, addressing common concerns such as nipples that are overly large, asymmetrical, or inverted. The technique used during your procedure will depend on your specific concerns. Nipple surgery is often combined with other breast enhancement surgeries such as breast augmentation and breast lift surgery, but it can also be performed as a standalone procedure. Dr. Shaddix has experience performing surgery to improve all aspects of the nipple and areola. During your consultation, he can help you decide which approach is best to reach your unique aesthetic goals.
Depending on whether it is combined with other breast enhancement surgery, nipple surgery may be performed under local or general anesthesia. You will be able to go home the same day as your surgery. When the areola is reduced, a rim of pigmented tissue around the outside is removed. Special suturing techniques are used to maintain the reduction. Dr. Shaddix takes many measurements to ensure that there is symmetry between the areola size on both breasts. When the nipple is reduced, numerous techniques can be used depending on the concern being addressed. Some nipples are too wide while other protrude too much. Dr. Shaddix will be able to select the therapy to best correct your concern. When the nipple is inverted, well-hidden incisions can be used to restore the desired projection.
Recovery is dependent upon the extent of your nipple correction as well as any other procedures that you may undergo at the same time. When performed alone, recovery following nipple surgery is quite easy, although some rest immediately following surgery is advised. After surgery, you will have a special dressing placed to maintain the position of the nipple correction. The discomfort following nipple surgery is very manageable. You will be given detailed before and after surgery instructions, and Dr. Shaddix will be available to answer any questions and guide you along the way.