Large, protruding nipples that are visible beneath a bra or shirt can be uncomfortable or embarrassing. While large nipples are a normal variation and not a sign of a physical problem, you may want options for addressing them. Dr. Kerendian can help. We offer nipple reduction procedures in Los Angeles that can help you achieve your personal aesthetic goals and enjoy a more discreet silhouette.
Both men and women can have larger than average nipples. Nipple reduction can treat nipples that are:
• Extremely large
• Excessively prominent
The procedure can be performed under a local or general anesthetic depending on your needs or preferences, and can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures, such as an areola reduction or a breast lift. Dr. Kerendian will use small incisions placed around the areola, or the darker skin around the nipple, to ensure a more discreet appearance. Excess tissue and skin are carefully removed, and the nipples and areolas are contoured into a more cosmetically appealing shape. The size of the areola can also be addressed during this procedure for a more balanced or aesthetic appearance.
You might be a candidate for a nipple reduction if you have large, long, or droopy nipples that bother you or affect your ability to wear the clothing you want to wear. For the best results, you should be in good health, a non-smoker or able to quit before and after surgery, and have realistic expectations.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of risk, but most of these procedures are completed with no complications. The recovery period can vary, but is typically brief. Most people can return to their normal daily activities within a few days. Some discomfort is common but can usually be relieved with pain medication. You might need to avoid strenuous activities or activities that could chafe the area for a few weeks.
Call us to learn more about nipple reduction surgery or to schedule an appointment with our team in Los Angeles.