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Nipples that are inverted, asymmetrical or too large can have a serious impact on your body confidence. When this occurs, a simple procedure with Dr. Larson can restore a pleasing aesthetic to your breasts.


What is Nipple Surgery?

Nipple Surgery or Nipple Repair Surgery refers to a variety of surgical procedures done to improve the aesthetic appearance and functionality of the nipples. These simple surgeries are well-suited to patients experiencing cosmetic or other concerns with their nipples. Each of these procedures can be done in the office under local anesthesia.


Nipple Reduction Surgery: An overview

If your nipples are overly large, long, low or asymmetrical, you may elect to have one or both of them reduced. The nipple reduction procedure is incredibly straight-forward and can restore a youthful and attractive appearance.

The procedure

A nipple reduction is done under light anesthesia. This means you will be awake, but unable to feel any pain or discomfort. Once the area is numb, Dr. Larson will make a tiny incision so that he can sculpt a smaller and more balanced nipple and areola. The entire process takes about 30 minutes and you will be free to return home immediately after it.

The recovery

You may experience some mild discomfort and soreness in the area after your nipple reduction surgery. These effects can be minimized by taking pain medication as directed by Dr. Larson.

To ensure optimal healing after nipple reduction surgery it’s important to avoid strenuous activity for about 10 days. When incisions have fully healed, the resulting scar should blend in beautifully and be virtually imperceptible.


Inverted Nipple Correction: An overview

In addition to being an aesthetic concern and a source of embarrassment for many patients, inverted nipples can create challenges during breastfeeding. By correcting the issue and restoring protruding nipples, our clients not only improve their appearance – but many also report an easier and more enjoyable breastfeeding experience.

What is nipple inversion?

Nipple inversion occurs when the nipples point inward, rather than protruding naturally outward. The condition is often something you were born with, though it can also develop over time due to scar tissue or shortened fibrous strands. In either case, the surgery to correct the issue is the same.

The procedure

Dr. Larson performs a simple procedure to repair inverted nipples; a minimally-invasive approach that requires one small incision at the base of each nipple. Through that opening, he will release shortened ducts and fibers that are drawing the nipple inward. He will then place a tiny suture beneath the nipple to maintain its new position.

The recovery

Inverted nipple repair results in a very quick and easy recovery period. You will be free to return to work the next day and resume light exercise within 3 days.

However, you will need to adjust your clothing choices for about 2 weeks. During this time, you will need to avoid compressive garments including bras or camisoles to ensure that your nipples remain in their new, protruding position. Once you have fully healed from the procedure, the scar should be virtually impossible to detect.

Risks & Complications

All surgical procedures carry an inherent risk of infections. However, nipple correction surgery has a negligible risk of side effects and complications, such as bleeding, loss of sensation, infection, and inability to nurse. However, Dr. Larson has a perfect success rate as he takes all necessary precautions to ensure you don’t suffer from complications.

Results of Nipple Inversion Repair

You’ll notice the results of inverted nipple repair immediately. Your nipples will be immediately visible and prominent, though you may have some swelling and bruising for about a week after the surgery. Our patients are always happy with the results of the procedure.


Areola Downsizing

The areolas are the pigmented regions surrounding the nipples. It’s perfectly normal for women to have large areolas — but if you’re unhappy with the size of your areolas, you can opt to have them reduced. Patients often report feeling more comfortable and confident after an areola reduction or downsizing procedure.

The procedure

Areola reduction is a fairly simple in-office procedure. Dr. Larson will create an incision around the border of the areolas (concealing the scar well), and will remove a doughnut-shaped piece of tissue. Next, he will secure the new areola with sutures deep within your breasts, preventing your areolas from stretching. Once downsized, Dr. Larson will suture the incision site with dissolvable stitches.

The recovery

The areola reduction recovery process is fairly quick. You may experience swelling and bruising for a few days, but you can resume most of your daily activities within a day or two. You may have to wear a surgical or sports bra for a few weeks, and you should also abstain from sex for about a week after the procedure.


Balancing Nipple Size

Do you have disproportionately sized nipples? Excessively large or small nipples? There’s nothing wrong with differently-sized nipples, but if you’re uncomfortable or unhappy with your existing nipple size, you can opt for a balancing procedure to achieve the ideal nipple shape and size.

What is Nipple Reduction?

Nipple reduction is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of disproportionately sized or large nipples. Dr. Larson reduces the size of one or both nipples to ensure optimal symmetry and balance in your breasts.

The procedure

Each nipple balancing procedure is unique as each individual has unique needs and preferences. During the procedure, Dr. Larson will draw the preoperative marks on the nipples based on your preferences. Following the marks, he will make incisions along then, dissect and remove excess skin tissues, and use sutures to attach the nipples to the desired location.

The recovery

Nipple balancing surgery is a safe procedure that causes only minimal swelling and bruising. The side effects will gradually dissipate in a few days, and you can resume most of your normal activities and work within a day or two.

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