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Why pursue nipple surgery?

Being born with inverted, flat, uneven or large nipples is perfectly natural. Although these conditions are painless, it can distort the aesthetic of the breasts, causing them to look asymmetrical or disproportionate. In rare cases, inverted nipples may also subvert the breastfeeding process. Nipple surgery is commonly performed for any female, male, transgender or non-binary clients with concerns about the appearance of the nipples.

What’s the difference between the nipple and areola?

    The areola is the flat, pigmented skin surrounding the nipple, whereas the nipple is the very center portion of the breast that is often raised.

    image of an areola
    image of a nipple

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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.

woman a tanktop with protruding nipples

What is inverted nipple correction surgery?

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.

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.

nipple reduction surgery before
nipple reduction surgery after

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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