Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


Category: Nipple Reduction

Is Nipple Reduction the Latest Trend in Breast Surgery?

Though women have been seeking out breast augmentation and breast reduction surgery for years to address issues that either causes them discomfort or lack of confidence, it’s only been recently that women who are otherwise happy with their breasts but do not like their nipples have an option as well. Nipple reduction surgery is now becoming a popular option and can help address long, large, or droopy nipples.  Whether your nipples have changed resulting from breastfeeding or the aging process or you were born with nipples that cause you discomfort, you may want to look into this new trend.

What is Nipple Reduction Surgery?

An outpatient procedure, nipple surgery usually only takes half an hour to an hour and can be done under light anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision on the nipple or around the areola, depending on the area being treated. This incision leaves little to no scar and what little scarring occurs can easily be hidden by bras or swimsuits. Once the incisions have been made, the surgeon will then remove excess tissue or reshape the areola or nipple depending on the patient’s needs. The incisions are then closed and covered with gauze, and the patient is fitted with a special surgical bra to help them heal. After the patient has sufficiently recovered from anesthesia and is confident they know how to take care of their incisions, they are able to go home.

What is Recovery from Nipple Surgery Like?

After nipple surgery, your breasts could be tender for up to six weeks, though swelling and bruising should subside within the first week or two. Most patients can go back to work a couple of days after surgery though exercise should usually be postponed for a few weeks.  The incisions should be kept out of the sun or tanning booth for at least a year after surgery as this will reduce the chances of visible scars.

Those Who Benefit Most from Nipple Surgery

Though it may seem that nipple surgery is just the newest trend in breast surgery, it’s actually a dream come true for women who have dealt with nipples they hate for their entire lives. If you have puffy areolas, dark, long, or drooping nipples, they can have a serious effect on your self-confidence. With nipple surgery, you can finally correct these issues. Nipple surgery can also address nipple asymmetry, inverted nipples, or nipples that need to be repositioned on the breast. Some women choose to have nipple surgery by itself if they are otherwise happy with their breasts while others combine the surgery with breast augmentation or breast reduction if they have other issues with their breasts they would like to address.

Though many people may wonder why a woman would seek out surgery on a part of her body that few people will ever see, those who have been unhappy with their nipples for years know what a difference it could make on their self-confidence. Plastic surgery should be done for one person and one person only—the patient. If nipple surgery will help them gain confidence and appreciate their body, it will be well worth it for them.

Scheduling a Nipple Reduction Consultation

If you would like to find out more about nipple surgery and how it could correct any nipple issues you have, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Mussat. She can thoroughly explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have about the process. She can also do a physical examination to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure and whether or not you would also benefit from a breast augmentation or reduction at the same time as your nipple surgery. Dr. Mussat has performed hundreds of breast surgeries in her fifteen years in practice and will use her experience and expertise to give you the best advice on your surgery.

With the rise in popularity of nipple surgery, you can now benefit from this widely available procedure and finally have the breasts you want. To learn more, schedule your consultation today!