Patients may be born with larger nipples, or they may develop after breastfeeding. Whatever the cause may be, larger nipples can be reduced through a simple surgical procedure.
It is a procedure to correct overtly large, drooping or overhung nipples. Reducing the size can result in more youthful looking nipples. Nipple reduction can also be done in conjunction with Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction and breast-lifting surgery.
What does the surgery involve?
The procedure is done under local anaesthesia as an outpatient in our ambulatory surgery centre. Surgery usually takes less than an hour and patients can return to their activities within a day or two. Scars are barely visible and nipple sensation is usually preserved. Dissolvable sutures are used hence there is no need to remove sutures.