Nipple reduction surgery is specifically designed to alter the appearance of the nipples, rather than the breasts. While it can be combined with procedures such as breast enlargement surgery or correct previous surgical work you’re unhappy with, it’s also available as a solo procedure.
Nipple Reduction Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to undergo surgical procedures can be a difficult one, and there are many questions you may have. Please read the frequently asked questions below which may answer any queries or ease any concerns you may have.
How can nipple reduction surgery improve your appearance?
A nipple reduction is specifically offered to make the areola (the coloured part of the nipples) a different size. This type of breast surgery can improve a patient’s self-esteem but, it’s often offered more with a patient’s happiness in mind. Nipple reduction surgery cost in the UK is reasonably priced and can have a huge positive impact.
Who is suitable for this type of surgery?
Women who wish to change the shape or size of the nipples. A consultation is vital to determine whether this is the most appropriate procedure for you.
What happens during nipple reduction surgery?
During nipple reduction surgery incisions are made before the nipple is reduced. The position of the nipple will be discussed with you prior to surgery.
Your surgeon’s technique depends on your personal goals and why you’re undergoing this type of breast surgery. The incisions are closed before you start the recovery process.
This type of breast surgery takes 1-2 hours, on average, but this will vary depending on the patient. Please contact us to discuss the type of breast and nipple correction procedures we have available to suit your needs.
What is the recovery like?
Post-surgery you may notice some swelling and tenderness, which is normal, and painkillers will be prescribed to manage any initial discomfort. You might be kept overnight to monitor your wellbeing.
Patients are given full aftercare information, including how to care for scars and advice on when to return to work. On average, patients usually take around 4-6 weeks to recover but this varies patient to patient.
Exercise should be avoided initially, and you should wear the compression garments provided. A follow up allows your surgeon to make sure you’re healing well.
How long do the results of nipple reduction surgery last?
This type of surgery offers long term results. Patients should not need to undergo further procedures regarding nipple size and shape. Nipple placement can change over time due to breast ageing, but this can be corrected with mastopexy surgery if needed.
Who should you trust to perform nipple reduction surgery?
As plastic surgery nipple reduction costs vary, when it comes to this kind nipple reduction surgery it’s best to choose an expert. The breast surgeons at LASE Cosmetic in Newcastle are skilled specialists. If you decide to go ahead, an experienced surgeon will give you trustworthy advice.