Nipple Augmentation

Nipple augmentation surgery allows you to alter the size and shape of your nipples and is often recommended for women with asymmetrical or disproportionately-sized nipples and areolas. Nipple augmentation may be a stand-alone procedure, but it’s commonly combined with breast augmentation, reduction, lift, and reconstructions. This minor procedure can dramatically affect the overall breast appearance for an instant confidence boost.

Is Nipple Augmentation right for you ?

Pre and Post Operative Instructions

The size of the nipple is not usually the top reason women will request nipple augmentation surgery. This surgery is frequently performed on women or men that suffer from one or more of the following conditions:

Inverted nipples 

Nipples that are excessively long, large, or distended

An uneven nipple-to-breast ratio

Flat nipples

Asymmetrical nipples

During the initial consultation, your surgeon will help you determine if a nipple augmentation is correct for you. 


Some of the benefits you might enjoy after your nipple augmentation surgery include:

Nipples that are symmetrical and proportionate to breast size


Nipples that point outward instead of flattened or inward


Addition of nipples when none are present after breast reconstruction


An overall more aesthetically pleasing look to the breasts


Before surgery

Nipple augmentation surgery will differ depending on your concerns and goals. A patient care concierge will guide you through the entire consultation process, which can be attended in person or virtually. During the consultation, your surgeon will learn about your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create a personalized surgical plan. You will then be matched with a surgical coordinator who will walk you through each step of the preoperative process.

Stop smoking
Fill prescriptions
Stop taking medications and supplements that exacerbate bleeding
Plan time away from work, childcare, and pet care for recovery
Find a family member or friend to bring you home and assist you after surgery

During surgery

During a nipple reduction, an incision is often made within the nipple to shorten it or create a narrower circumference. The incision will not leave noticeable scarring. Sometimes, breast tissue is removed from the undersurface to improve the result. This is typically possible through the same incision.

Incisions are placed within the pigmented area surrounding the nipple, called the areola. This placement ensures minimal scarring after surgery. As discussed during your initial consultation, your surgeon can make the necessary corrections through these incisions. A layered suturing technique is also used to create a smoother healing process and further reduce visible scarring.

Surgery Duration
2 hours

After surgery

It is normal to experience swelling and bruising for the first day or two following the procedure. Most patients can resume their regular daily activities after this period.

Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.

Initial Healing Period
4 days
Final Results
6 months
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