Nipple Reduction Surgery is a procedure that many women will have along with a breast augmentation procedure or a breast lift or reduction. Some women will develop nipples that are too long or too wide over time. This problem often gets worse with pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The increase in size of the breast with pregnancy leads to a stretch in the skin of the entire breast, areola, and nipple complex. While the constant suction with breast feeding significantly increases the length of the nipples.
Nipple Reduction Surgery is one of the most common procedures associated with Breast Cosmetic Surgery. The procedures for long nipples removes the extra skin from around the base of the nipple where we hide the scars.
In the surgery for wide nipples, a wedge is removed from the side of the nipple and the skin is is closed vertically. Because of the nature of the skin of the nipple, the scars are essentially invisible. The milk ducts, are for the most part spared, and women can still breastfeed after the procedure.