Many women are embarrassed by the large size of their nipples. Patients may be born with large nipples, or they may develop these after breastfeeding. Whatever the cause may be, larger nipples can be reduced through a simple surgical procedure that offers immediate results and minimal risks, eliminating patients' worries about nipple size and shape.
It is important for patients to realize that the nipple and the areola are not the same thing. The nipple is the projected part of the breast, while the areola is the darker pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple. Many patients undergoing nipple reduction may also seek areola reduction in order to achieve their desired results.
Nipple and areola reconstruction can provide a boost in self-confidence to patients who have inverted or stretched nipples or who lack one or both nipples due to mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast), injury or a congenital defect. It is often the final step in breast reconstruction surgery, where the nipple is created after the breast mound has settled into place so that the new nipple matches the appearance and position of the natural one as closely as possible. Mr Fazel performs nipple reconstruction using one of several techniques, including tissue and cartilage flaps, skin grafts and tattooing.