Nipple & Areola Procedures in Miami, South Miami & Coral Gables, FL
What Is Nipple and Areola Reconstruction?
Many women are dissatisfied or embarrassed by the appearance of their nipples or areolas and may consider undergoing a cosmetic procedure to enhance the appearance of the breast. Some cosmetic concerns relating to the areola or nipples are the results of normal development after puberty, other concerns are the result of childbirth or breastfeeding. The most common aesthetic concerns regarding the nipple include inverted or hidden nipples and large or protuberant nipples. Aesthetic concerns regarding the areola include issues with its size or shape.
Nipple reconstruction and areola reconstruction are cosmetic procedures performed in order to help enhance the appearance of the breast and correct cosmetic conditions affecting the nipple or areola (e.g., large areola, large nipple). Corrective treatment options may include areola reduction, nipple enlargement, nipple reduction, and other surgery-based procedures.
Nipple and areola reconstruction procedures, such as an areola reduction and nipple reduction, are female/male-friendly, require little to no downtime, and can be performed alone or in conjunction with other breast procedures, including breast implants surgery (breast augmentation), breast lift, or breast reduction. Individual results and treatment cost will vary based on the procedure or procedures performed, along with your unique cosmetic needs.
If performed alone, these procedures can usually be done using only local anesthesia. Healing time is generally about seven to ten days with minimal discomfort and minimal scarring.
Am I an Appropriate Candidate for Nipple or Areola Reconstruction?
You may be an appropriate candidate for nipple or areola reconstruction:
- You are dissatisfied or embarrassed by the appearance of your nipples or areolas
- You are in good physical condition and have good emotional health
- You have realistic expectations
What Does a Procedure for Inverted Nipples Involve?
Inverted nipple procedures involve a professional doctor making a small cut at the base of your nipple to correct the structure of the nipple. This can be done under local anesthesia. It is a fairly easy procedure to complete. When done correctly, it will only take 30 minutes.
What Is Nipple Enlargement Surgery?
When it comes to the breast, the nipple is the main stimuli. Thus, many people feel the need to enlarge their nipples to increase the stimuli and physical sensation. A small nipple can also be a cause for embarrassment, especially in women. With a minor surgical procedure under local anesthesia, this condition can easily be corrected.
What Is Nipple Reduction Surgery for Men?
Men often feel very self-conscious about their nipples. When a man has enlarged nipples, he may not feel comfortable without a shirt. Enlarged male nipples may be caused by a natural occurrence or certain medical conditions. To eliminate the condition, many opt for male nipple reduction procedures. Nipple reduction for males can be done by a plastic surgeon performing a simple surgical procedure where the nipples can be reduced to suit individual needs.
What Can I Expect During a Nipple or Areola Augmentation Consultation?
During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeries, your medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed. Your skin quality will also be evaluated. Photographs may be taken for your medical record and to help document before and after results. Your surgeon will determine what you benefit from most and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks, and limitations associated with nipple and areola reconstructive surgery will also be discussed. The doctor’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.
Patient Financing options are available at Miami Plastic Surgery® and can be discussed in more detail during your consultation.
What Is Recovery like After Nipple Reconstruction?
Nipple or areola reconstruction pain and associated discomfort may be managed with pain medication. Depending on your procedure, you may or may not be able to immediately resume normal daily activities. To ensure a full recovery, additional visits to the doctor may be required to allow your doctor to remove stitches and check treatment progress.
Why Choose Miami Plastic Surgery® for Nipple and Areola Reconstruction Procedures?
Our plastic surgeons know how important your appearance is to you. With our help, you can be assured that you will get the best possible results.
If you are considering nipple or areola reconstruction in Miami, FL with the board-certified plastic surgeons at Miami Plastic Surgery®, call 305.595.2969 or fill out the form on this page to book a consultation.