Normal nipples in women and men vary in size, shape and level. Many a time some people find excessively protruding nipples uncomfortable. They may be concerned about their (nipples) visibility through tight clothing. They may also find it uncomfortable using the swimming pool and enjoying beach holidays. Protruding nipples may be a cause of recurrent pain and irritation because of rubbing with overlying clothing. It is possible to perform the operation under local anaesthetic as an outpatient procedure. Our surgeons use dissolving stitches hence they do not require removal. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes for one side and 30-40 minutes for both sides.
Our surgeon would like to see the patient within one week of the procedure for a wound inspection and between 3-6 weeks for a final check. As with any other procedure there is always a possibility of complications e.g. scarring (although hardly visible), infection, bleeding, over/under correction, asymmetry, altered sensation to nipple, inability to breastfeed (in women) and a small possibility of revisional procedures. The incidence of complications following this procedure is very low.
Speak to us about nipple reduction and areola reductiton. Call us at MACS Cosmetic Clinic on 020 7078 4378 or 07792 648726 if you are interested in booking a consultation or learning more about the procedure. You will find some commonly asked questions about this procedure below:
More questions about nipple reduction?
Cost of the procedure