When it comes to cosmetic procedures associated with the breasts, women do not only want their breasts to be augmented, reduced, or lifted. Other times, women become bothered with their elongated nipples and want them reduced. Yes, a nipple reduction procedure is possible and an existing breast procedure!
Due to breastfeeding, nipple piercing, or weight gain, a woman can have nipples that are too stretched-out that they do not look pleasant. This can be a cause of physical discomfort or embarrassment to women and even to men. With nipple reduction, there is no need to have your nipples taped just to hide them from the public’s criticizing eye.
Nipple Reduction Surgery
Nipple reduction aims to shorten the length of one’s nipple. Different techniques can be applied during nipple reduction surgery. A segment of your nipple may be removed. In some cases, a band of areolar skin that is located at the base of your nipple may be removed as the nipple is pushed back into the breast to be sutured in place. Your surgeon will discuss your available options and alternatives to nipple reduction after your initial consultation, wherein your doctor will evaluate your health and assess if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Because every patient is unique, nipple reduction surgeries are individualized, depending on the shape, diameter, size, and projection of one’s nipples.
Nipple reduction is commonly done while the patient is under local anesthesia. In some cases, other types of anesthesia may be administered if the surgery is done in conjunction with other breast surgeries, like breast augmentation or breast lift. Usually, nipple reduction takes about an hour to complete if done alone. Most of our patients are allowed to return to work a day after surgery.
Nipple Reduction in Utah
Have a nipple reduction only from a qualified plastic surgeon! Dr. Yates can provide you with more information on nipple reduction and answer whatever queries you have. Contact us at (801) 525-8741 to book an appointment with Dr. Yates today.