What Is Nipple Areola Correction?
Nipple correction is a highly customized procedure. During your in-person consultation, we’ll discuss all of your options including nipple-areola reduction, re-shaping, and in some cases, repositioning. You can opt to reduce the diameter of one or both areolas according to your preferred aesthetics. The nipple can be reduced in projection and thickness. Inverted nipples, nipples that do not project at all (and may actually be “inside” your breast) can be brought out to allow for a more natural projection. Double nipples, or split nipples, can be sculpted into a single, nipple. Low positioned nipple-areola, which may in fact point downward, can be repositioned so that they point forward, providing a more perky appearance. In general, downtime is minimal with nipple-areola surgery allowing you to get back to your normal routine almost immediately.
When nipple-areola correction is your sole concern, the procedure is often done in-office with a local anesthetic. The procedure often takes less than one hour, and because there is no general anesthesia or sedation (just local anesthesia,) you’ll be able to drive yourself home immediately thereafter. Women that choose to pair nipple-areola correction with another procedure (breast enlargement, reduction, or breast lift) can do so without any additional recovery.
What are the risks with Nipple Areola Correction?
While all surgical procedures have some risk, Nipple Areola correction is generally extremely safe. At your consultation, we will discuss the risks particular to the procedure you desire, and the goals you hope to attain. Issues like scarring, sexual sensation and breastfeeding are very important. Anticipated changes with aging, weight gain or loss, and the use of medications that include hormones, such as oral contraceptives, can all change your nipple-areola complex. Changes to the underlying breast from surgery or pregnancy will also be discussed. I can assure you that you will be fully informed, and therefore best equipped to make the right decision.