Nipple & Areola Reduction Surgery in San Diego

What is nipple repair & areola surgery?

People who experience inverted, enlarged or extended nipples and puffy, enlarged or discolored areolas, may find that a nipple repair is the best solution for a more satisfactory appearance. Many of these conditions can impact breast function in addition to the way an individual feels about their body. A nipple repair can help return regular breast function and restore self-confidence.

Inverted nipple correction can be performed as part of breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reception surgery. Nipple reconstruction is also performed with breast reconstruction.

How is a nipple repair performed?

A small incision is made at the base of the nipple within the colored areola, so the scar is hidden. Then the shortened ducts are either released or selectively divided depending upon the severity of the inversion. Small sutures are placed under the nipple to hold the nipple out in a projected position. Finally, a small splint is placed on the nipple while healing occurs.

Nipple Repair Surgery and Recovery

Local anesthetic achieves complete pain control so that you may comfortably undergo this procedure in the office or the operating room setting. You should be able to return to work and most activities within several hours. A mild amount of discomfort is normal, and is easily manageable. You may shower after 24 hours and the splint is removed after 2 to 4 days.

Prior to your procedure, Dr. Jaibaji will answer all of your questions and make sure you understand your procedure and recovery thoroughly. Safety, privacy, comfort, and excellence in treatment is our top priority to you as our patient.

Techniques & Options

  • Inverted Nipple Repair
  • Nipple Reduction
  • Areola Reduction
  • Areola Enlargement
  • Puffy Areola Correction
  • Nipple and Areola Scar Revision

Areola reduction surgery

Surgery is the mainstay technique to reduce areola size. It is usually performed as part of breast reduction or breast lift.

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  Case Studies

Inverted nipple correction San Diego
This patient from San Diego had congenital inverted nipple on her left breast. She underwent breast augmentation with saline implants and correction of the inverted nipple at the same time. The 5 year after photo is shown.

Correction of inverted Nipple San Diego/ Coronado
This patient from San Diego has a bilateral inverted nipples and nipple asymmetry.. The left is worse than the right. Correction of the inverted nipple was performed.



Coronado Cosmetic Office

1001 B Avenue
Suite 108,
Coronado, CA 92118
United States (US)
Phone: 619 435 1736
Secondary phone: 619 522 0821

San Diego Cosmetic Office

8929 University Center Ln
Suite 202,
San Diego, CA 92122
United States (US)
Phone: 619 522 0821
Secondary phone: 619 435 1736