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.
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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