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Nipple Reduction Surgery

The areola and nipple are natural components of the breasts and come in a wide assortment of shapes and sizes. Some people have larger nipples due to their genetics, while others may notice that nipples and areolas become larger or misshapen with pregnancy, breastfeeding or other conditions. For some people, large nipples can make them feel self-conscious of their appearance. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery in NYC is a double board certified plastic surgeon who offers nipple reduction surgery.

Large nipples can rub against clothing, becoming uncomfortable. Protruding nipples can also show through clothing, which can be embarrassing for some individuals. Larger areolas or nipples may look unbalanced in comparison to the size of the breasts. For those who are uncomfortable with the size of their nipples or areolas, plastic surgery can be a solution. The size and shape of the nipples and areolas can be adjusted to create the desired appearance.

Areola or Nipple Plastic Surgery

Nipple or areola reduction plastic surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at Vantage Plastic Surgery. The first step is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shteynberg to discuss the procedure and your desired outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Shteynberg will explain what to expect before, during and after surgery. In most cases, the incision can be carefully hidden in the darker area of the nipple or areola to remove part of the nipple or areola to create the desired appearance. As the skin heals, the scar can become almost invisible.

Nipple reduction surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia if it is done as a stand-alone procedure. However, this is often combined with a breast lift or augmentation surgery and performed with the other procedures under general anesthesia. Recovery from a stand-alone nipple reduction is usually less than a week, or longer when combined with other breast plastic surgery.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nipples or areolas, plastic surgery can be the solution. To schedule your nipple or areola reduction consultation with Dr. Shteynberg, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery. We can book your appointment at either our Manhattan or Brooklyn clinic.