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In terms of cosmetics and function, nipples are potentially the most important part of the breast. For both men and women, prominent nipples can lead to self-consciousness and reluctance to let people see you unclothed. Fortunately, surgical correction can help make the nipples and areolae more aesthetically pleasing, restoring confidence and self-assurance that can significantly increase your quality of life.
Dr. Otto Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon serving Chicago and the surrounding area. A specialist nipple repair, Dr. Placik also offers a number of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery procedures for women, as well as male breast reduction for men with gynecomastia.
Please contact us online or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on nipple reduction surgery for prominent nipples, including prices.
The prominence of the nipples is related to many important factors, including:
Overly prominent nipples and areolae can be corrected surgically. Sometimes, if nipple prominence is the result of surplus fatty tissue, Dr. Placik may use liposuction to reduce puffiness. In men, this may require gynecomastia surgery. Some women complain about the size of the areola which may be reduced in diameter using a circumareolar (donut) approach. In other cases, the nipple itself will be modified. Nipple reduction can be performed simultaneously with a breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift, or as part of surgery to correct breast asymmetry or tuberous breasts.
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If your nipples lead to enough embarrassment to interfere with your sexual relationships, then you may be a candidate for a cosmetic solution to address your nipple prominence. Either men or women who are in good general physical and mental health may be candidates for nipple reduction surgery.
Yes. In fact, most people will experience a change in they way their nipples look over their lifetime, either as a result of hormone levels, weight fluctuation or other physical changes. The changes in nipple size, shape or color can detract from your overall breast appearance, or the aesthetics of the male chest.
While many women are fortunate enough to have their nipple appearance return to normal after breastfeeding, occasionally nipple shape irrevocably changes before or after weaning. This is due to damage or scarring of the milk ducts during breastfeeding.
Surgical options for nipple reduction typically include the removal of excess nipple tissue. However, nipples can also be reduced during breast augmentation, breast reduction or a breast lift. For men, nipple reduction can be included as part of treatment for gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts.
The price of correcting overly prominent nipples will vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the level of correction that Dr. Placik recommends and whether the reduction is being performed in combination with another breast enhancement surgery. Dr. Placik and his staff strive to provide excellent value and can help you with cosmetic surgery financing to make your procedure
The risks associated with nipple reduction are typically minor, and include asymmetry, infection and not being able to breastfeed. Although in most patients, nipple sensation can be preserved, loss of sensitivity is a less rare but possible complication.
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Dr. Placik promises you his best possible care and attention. If you would like to schedule a private consultation to learn more about nipple reduction surgery, please contact us online or call us at 847-398-1660.