Nipple/Areola Correction

For some women, their breast-related concerns are limited to the look and shape of their nipples and/or areolas. Some women's nipples are inverted or protrude too far, while other women have areolas that are too large or puffy. While there are usually no medical complications from having large areolas, inverted nipples, etc., women often desire correction to change the appearance of their nipple/areola. The procedure itself typically takes less than an hour.

Is This a Good Option For You?

A correction of your nipples or areolas may be a good option for you if:

  • You are bothered by the look or shape of your nipples and/or areolas
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward
  • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
  • You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
  • You do not smoke
  • You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

More Information?

If you have questions, please contact us. We are always willing to help you determine if this is right for you.

Breast/Nipple/Areola Words To Know

  • Areola: Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.
  • General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
  • Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
  • Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
  • Mammogram: An x-ray image of the breast.
  • Mastopexy: Surgery to lift the breasts.
  • Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.

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