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 ?
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
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.
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.
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.