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Nipple Reduction

Nipple reduction surgery aims to modify the size and shape of the nipples for improved aesthetic balance. Dr. Artur Fahradyan offers this cosmetic surgery to address concerns related to nipple size, proportion, or appearance, helping you achieve your desired body contours.

Restore Optimal
Nipple Shape & Size

Nipple reduction is a surgical procedure designed to alter the size, shape, or prominence of the nipples. It is typically sought by individuals dissatisfied with their nipple appearance due to factors like elongation, enlargement, or irregular proportions. Dr. Fahradyan carefully reshapes the nipple, maintaining optimal functionality while achieving the desired results. Nipple reduction is safe and effective for those seeking to enhance the appearance of their breasts.

Nipple Reduction Corrects:

  • Overly large or disproportionately sized nipples
  • Excessive nipple projection or prominence
  • Uneven nipple size or shape between breasts
  • Excessively long or disproportionate nipples
  • Irregularities like nipple bumps or uneven areolas

Nipple Reduction Preparation Guidelines:

  • Provide a thorough medical history, including allergies, medications, or prior surgeries.
  • Discuss your goals, expectations, and concerns with Dr. Fahradyan.
  • Undergo a comprehensive examination to assess nipple anatomy and overall health.
  • Follow Dr. Fahradyan’s instructions regarding fasting and medication adjustments.
  • Quit smoking a few weeks before and after surgery for optimal recovery.
  • Ensure you have someone to drive you home after the procedure.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of surgery.
  • Refrain from taking aspirin or blood-thinning medications in the days leading up to surgery.

Nipple Reduction Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Take prescribed pain medication as directed for comfort.
  • Keep the nipple dressing clean and dry, as instructed by your surgeon.
  • Prevent excessive moisture exposure, such as swimming or hot tubs.
  • Wear a supportive, non-underwire bra for added comfort and to minimize movement.
  • Follow the surgeon’s guidance regarding when it’s safe to shower after surgery.
  • Limit strenuous activities and exercise per your surgeon’s recommendations.
  • Take antibiotics or other medications as prescribed to prevent infection.

Nipple Reduction FAQs

How does nipple reduction work?

Nipple reduction surgery involves precise surgical techniques to modify the size and shape of the nipples while preserving their functionality. The process begins with local anesthesia to numb the nipple area. Dr. Fahradyan makes carefully planned incisions around the areola or at the base of the nipple, depending on the desired outcome.

Once the incisions are made, he may remove a portion of the nipple tissue, carefully reshaping it to achieve the desired size and projection. The nipple is then sutured with fine, dissolvable stitches to maintain its new form. These sutures gradually dissolve over time, eliminating the need for their removal. The result is a more balanced, aesthetically pleasing nipple.

Is nipple reduction surgery painful?

During the procedure, local anesthesia is used to numb the nipple so you won’t feel pain. However, you may experience discomfort during the initial recovery period, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication.

How long does nipple reduction surgery take?

Nipple reduction is a relatively quick procedure, typically lasting around one hour. The exact duration may vary depending on the complexity of the case and whether additional breast surgeries are performed simultaneously.

Will there be visible scars after nipple reduction surgery?

The incisions are strategically placed along the natural contours of the nipple or areola, and they often fade significantly over time, so the scars are barely visible.

When can I return to normal activities after nipple reduction surgery?

Patients can typically resume light activities and work within a few days to a week after surgery. However, strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks.

Why Choose
Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a distinguished board-eligible plastic surgeon with a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the University of Southern California. What sets Dr. Fahradyan apart is his commitment to individualized care. He understands that one size does not fit all. Dr. Fahradyan takes the time to listen to his patients’ specific needs, desires, and concerns, ensuring that the treatment plan he creates is tailored perfectly for them. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan today.

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