Some women have very wide or long nipples that are highly prominent, and would like to achieve a more natural appearance.
During the procedure, a slight incision is made at the base of the nipple to correct its size and prominence, giving it a more proportionate appearance. Dissolving stitches are concealed inside the nipple. Sensation and breastfeeding should not be impacted by the procedure. However, if you are planning to become pregnant in the future and would like to breastfeed, we would recommend waiting until you have stopped breastfeeding before considering a nipple reduction.
Frequently asked questions
A nipple reduction is a minor surgery which lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
In addition to the low risk of infection and postoperative bleeding associated with any surgical procedure, the complications specific to a nipple reduction surgery are the following:
This procedure does not generally affect lactiferous ducts in a way that makes breastfeeding difficult after the surgery.
During a cosmetic nipple surgery, the surgeon attempts to recreate a natural and symmetrical appearance of the nipples. However, the contour of the nipples may vary slightly from one breast to the other.
Some women notice a certain loss or absence of sensation in their nipples following the surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon attempts to preserve the sensory nerve fibres leading to the nipple.
The effects of corrective cosmetic surgery are normally permanent.
You will heal in the days following the surgery. There are no specific restrictions regarding physical activity. However, certain physically demanding sports may initially cause discomfort.
A nipple reduction is a minor cosmetic procedure which can easily be done under local anesthesia, just like a trip to the dentist.
A nipple reduction generally costs between $2,215 and $3,000. However, additional charges may apply if the patient has a particular condition or if different surgeries are combined.
PLASTIC AND AESTHETIC SURGEON
Dr. Mario Luc
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