NIPPLE REDUCTION

WHAT IS A NIPPLE REDUCTION?

Nipples that are too long or too wide can sometimes be an embarrassment for women. This problem can make wearing certain styles and types of clothing a challenge. Nipple reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure for both men and women who are unhappy with their nipple size or length. The procedure can shorten a nipple that is too long or too large in diameter, or both. Many patients come to Dr. Feldmar seeking the best results in nipple reduction surgery Beverly Hills has available. Whether a nipple reduction is performed alone or part of a breast augmentation, this procedure is an important part of breast enhancement procedures.

Candidates

The best candidates for this procedure are those who think their nipples are too large. It can be performed on both men and women to reduce the projection of a nipple that is too long or to decrease a nipple's diameter. The ideal candidate for those desiring nipple reduction surgery in Los Angeles is an individual in good health and with realistic expectations regarding the procedure.

Procedure

A nipple reduction is performed by making small incisions and using very fine sutures. Depending on if the nipple reduction is performed alone or with other procedures, the patient can be sedated with general anesthesia or done with local anesthesia. The nipple remains attached to the breast throughout the procedure. The surgeon only removes the parts necessary to achieve the patient's ideal look. However, since nipple size varies from individual to individual, the actual procedure will differ to accommodate this difference. Any visible scarring from the surgery is minimal or virtually undetectable; one of the many reasons Dr. Feldmar has become renowned as providing the best results in nipple reduction surgery Los Angeles has available.

Recovery

Following nipple reduction surgery in Dr. Feldmar's Los Angeles facility, patients often experience some discomfort and soreness on the operated area. This can be alleviated by oral pain medication your surgeon will prescribe for you. Patients are encouraged to avoid any strenuous or sexual activities for at least seven to ten days. This will allow the area to heal properly. Patients can expect to return to their daily routines within a day or two after surgery, if the nipple reduction is performed by itself. If it was performed in conjunction with other treatments, recovery time is extended.