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Nipple Reduction

Your nipples and areolae play a large part in the aesthetic appearance of your breasts. Just like every other unique part of your body, nipples vary in size, shape and color. It is absolutely normal for you to have different sized nipples than you see on other women. In some cases, the size and shape of the nipples and areolas can have a negative impact on self-esteem. If you have overly large nipples and would like to reduce their size, Dr. Adam Hamawy at Princeton Plastic Surgeons is the ideal plastic surgeon to complete your procedure.

What is Nipple Reduction?

Nipple reduction surgery is performed in order to reduce the size of the nipples, correct nipple asymmetry, or produce a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to the nipple. Nipple reduction may be performed on both men and women who are seeking to create a more proportionate nipple to the breasts. Nipple reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis in the comfort of boutique plastic surgery clinic in Princeton, NJ.

How is Nipple Reduction Performed?

The anatomy of the nipple is broken down into two parts: the nipple and the areola. The nipple is the tip of the breast which protrudes from the breast, while the areola is the colored portion that surrounds the nipple. Nipple reduction surgery is performed with several small incisions through which tissue is reduced and removed, to create a nipple that is smaller, even in size, and enhances the look of the breasts, or the chest zone in men.

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What are the Benefits of Nipple Reduction Surgery?

Nipple reduction surgery can have many benefits including:

  • Reduction in puffiness of the nipple
  • Correction of asymmetry
  • Improvement of the appearance of long nipples that droop
  • Creation of a more aesthetically pleasing nipple shape and size
  • Restoring nipples affected by breastfeeding
  • New, lovelier appearance to your nipples and areolae
  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem

What Can I Expect During my Nipple Reduction Surgery?

During your nipple reduction procedure, a local anesthetic will be used to allow you to be completely comfortable during the procedure. Then Dr. Hamawy will make small incisions in the middle of your areola to carefully reshape the areola. The size and shape of your nipples will now be balanced, of a more attractive size and shape, and have an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

What is the Recovery from Nipple Reduction Surgery Like?

You should expect some bruising, swelling, and tenderness following your nipple reduction surgery. Dr. Hamawy will provide you with a prescription for pain medication to aid in your comfort. Dissolvable stitches are generally used. You should plan to rest for several days following your nipple reduction surgery but may resume your normal activities within one week. It is important that you avoid strenuous activities in the early days following your procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Nipple Reduction?

Men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight and have stretched nipples may want to consider a nipple reduction. Others may have nipples which did not return to their pre-pregnancy size following breastfeeding. Others may have been born with puffy or protruding nipples. Men and women in all of these categories who are in generally good health can be excellent candidates for nipple reduction surgery. If you have asymmetrical nipples and would like to have the size of one reduced, this surgery can resolve this cosmetic issue thoroughly.

Can Nipple Reduction Surgery be Combined with Other Procedures?

Nipple reduction surgery is frequently combined with breast reduction, breast augmentation, or a breast lift or other procedures.

Why Should I Choose Princeton Plastic Surgeons for my Nipple Reduction?

Dr. Adam Hamawy prides himself on staying up-to-date on the latest techniques and procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery. He believes that each procedure requires a combination of training, experience, and artistry in order to achieve the optimal outcome. Each patient who comes to Princeton Plastic Surgeons is a unique individual and, therefore, each procedure should be treated as such.

His experience as an Army combat trauma and reconstructive surgeon has given him a depth of experience in delicate surgeries such as nipple reduction that is truly beyond the ordinary. If you are unhappy with the size, shape or appearance of your nipples, connect with us at Princeton Plastic Surgeons, the premier boutique plastic surgery clinic in Princeton, NJ.

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