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Why pursue nipple surgery?

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.


How do we assess nipple inversion

Nipple inversion is assessed based on the following scale:

  • Level 1 – The nipple tissue can be stretched and released manually.
  • Level 2 – The nipples may be non-surgically corrected with manipulation or suction.
  • Level 3 – The nipple inversion is severe and will require a surgical intervention.

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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What is nipple projection augmentation?

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.

Nipple Reduction Beverly Hills

What are the benefits of nipple reduction?

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:

  • Corrected inverted or enlarged nipples
  • Improved breast symmetry
  • Proportionate nipple/areola size and projection
  • Long-lasting results
  • A natural-looking outcome
  • Confidence in the appearance of the breasts
  • A positive body image
  • Possible improved functionality for breastfeeding

What nipple concerns can be surgically resolved?

  • Enlarged areolas
  • Flat nipples
  • Over-projection, elevation, or a rounded look
  • Oval-shaped areolas
  • Inverted nipples
  • Drooping or asymmetrical nipple location on breast mound

What is the recovery like?

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.

Can I have a nipple reduction in combination with other breast enhancement procedures?

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.


Why choose PERK Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills?

  • Award-winning, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Unfaltering commitment to artistry, innovation and safety
  • Modern, compassionate and inclusive practice environment
  • Friendly, knowledgeable support staff
  • Nuanced, natural-looking results
  • Customized approach with each client
  • State-of-the-art technology and world-class equipment
  • Convenient Beverly Hills location and concierge amenities

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