Being born with inverted nipples (concave or flat nipples) is perfectly natural. Although the condition is painless, it can distort the aesthetic of the breasts, making them look asymmetrical. In rare cases, inverted nipples may subvert the breastfeeding process.
Nipple inversion is assessed based on the following scale:
At the time of your private Beverly Hills consultation, Dr. Lee will perform a physical exam and determine the best course of action for resolving your individual concerns.
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For clients unhappy with the projection of their nipples, there are surgical or non-surgical treatment options. Non-surgically, dermal fillers are injected to plump and augment the nipples. Surgically, projected nipples can be reconstructed using the patient’s own tissue, similarly performed with flaps during breast mound reconstruction in cancer patients.
Most clients choose a nipple reduction procedure for aesthetic reasons. For those feeling insecure about the appearance of your nipples, the surgery can be life-changing. The benefits can include:
While recovery is individual, most patients experience minimal downtime with nipple/areola surgery. We recommend staying away from the pool or swimming for at least 3 weeks. Patients typically recover fairly quickly from this procedure.
Nipple reduction is often performed as part of a breast enhancement procedure such as a breast lift, breast augmentation, or gynecomastia surgery. These are procedures where the areola and nipples may require alteration to create a more aesthetically pleasing and proportionate result. This is an important point to discuss with Dr. Michelle Lee during your private consultation to learn how a more attractive nipple size could enhance the results of your surgery.