If you’re not happy with the shape or size of your nipples, you’re not alone: if you’re a new mum, you may feel that they’ve enlarged after breastfeeding. If you’ve had a breast reduction, you may be looking at them with fresh eyes and feeling they’re now out of proportion. You may even feel that smaller nipples will enhance your look – in a recent survey, a selection of women were asked to rate the attractiveness of a selection of nipples, and the pictures of women with smaller nipples and areola came out on top.
Whatever the reason, enlarged nipples are easy to correct, with the help of a very simple procedure that offers immediate results and minimal risk.
How does nipple correction surgery work?
Like all reputable clinics, we consider the nipple and areola are considered as two separate entities. Obviously, a lot of patients who seek nipple reduction also want an areola reduction procedure at the same time, to keep both in proportion – but one element can be treated whilst leaving the other untouched, if that’s what the client desires.
Areola reduction procedures
Reducing the surface area of the areola is a simple and effective procedure: a ‘doughnut’ of outer areola is removed, and the skin surrounding it is affixed to their new position with sutures.
Nipple reduction procedures
This can vary, depending on what the clients wants: in some cases, the length of the nipple is reduced by suturing the tip of the nipple to the bottom of it. If you want the width of the nipple to be reduced, a wedge is removed from the under-surface of the nipple, which allows it to be ‘taken in’, reducing the circumference.
One important word of advice: if you’re planning to breastfeed in the future, nipple surgery will have to be put off for now.
For more information, and the opportunity to book a consultation, please visit our nipple correction page.