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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.