Like breasts, nipples and areolas come in all shapes and sizes. Some people have small areolas, others have large ones, and the nipple can be short or long. In some cases, the areola or nipple may seem oversized, impacting the balance and aesthetics of the breasts. Large nipples can be noticeable, even through clothing. Our plastic surgery team at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, led by Dr. Ali Charafeddine, offers areola and nipple reduction surgery to create the ideal breast appearance for our patients in Miami.
Larger areolas or nipples can be caused by a variety of factors. Some people are born with larger areolas or nipples, and many women notice that their nipples or areolas are larger after breastfeeding. In some cases, aging or trauma can change the size or shape of the nipples or areolas. Regardless of why you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nipples or areolas, plastic surgery may be the solution.
Reshaping or Resizing Areolas or Nipples
Nipple or areola reduction surgery can resize your nipples to achieve a better aesthetic balance. There is not one standard size for areolas or nipples, as it depends on the size and shape of your breasts. This surgery can remove excess dark skin of the areola and reduce the size or length of the nipple. Nipple or areola reduction can be performed on one or both breasts, as some patients only have one nipple that is enlarged or misshaped.
Nipple reduction surgery is less invasive than other types of breast cosmetic surgeries. It can be performed under local anesthesia, and recovery is much quicker. If you feel your nipples or areolas are disproportionate or misshapen, impacting the aesthetics of your breasts, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Charafeddine at our office in Miami.