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Women have nipple and areola surgery to achieve more attractive breast appearance. Disproportionately large or misshapen areolae and nipples can make the breasts look unbalanced and less appealing.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Arizona Aesthetic Associates Plastic Surgery perform nipple and areola surgery with precision and skill at our private, luxury plastic surgery clinics in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert AZ.*

When looking for a doctor for a nipple or areola reconstruction in Phoenix, look no further than our team.

Why Have Nipple and Areola Surgery?

The nipples and areolae are primary features of the breasts. Nipple size and shape significantly affect overall breast appearance.

Whether it is caused by trauma, breastfeeding, aging, or genetics, disproportionately large areola and nipples can make the breasts look odd and less appealing.

Nipples and areolae that are misshapen or asymmetrical can make a woman feel uncomfortable and insecure about exposing her breasts or even the appearance of the breasts as seen through clothes.

Women have nipple and areola surgery to correct:

  • Overly long nipples
  • Droopy nipples
  • Disproportionately large areolae
  • Puffy areolae

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How Popular is Nipple and Areola Surgery?

Surgery to enhance the breasts has been popular for decades. In addition to breast size, women are now considering the ideal size for nipples and areola, which has been rated at various sizes.

In a survey conducted in the UK, researchers found that nipples occupying a specific portion – about 15-20 percent – of the breast structure were consistently rated as most attractive by the survey participants.

Nipple and areola reduction is a recent beauty trend. This procedure is gaining popularity as more women choose to reduce the size of their nipples and areolae to improve the appearance of the breasts. In fact, there has been a 30 percent increase of women requesting smaller nipple size as a breast surgery.

For women in Phoenix and Scottsdale, nipple reduction is popular for reasons other than solely size. As an example, to correct long or droopy nipples. Nipple and areola reduction are often performed in combination with other breast procedures such breast reduction or breast lift, which are procedures that change the breast size, proportion, and balance.

Are You a Good Candidate for Nipple and Areola Reduction Surgery?

We perform surgery to reduce the size of the nipples and areolae or to improve their shape for a more natural and balanced breast appearance. If significant asymmetry exists, one side alone may be treated.

In determining if you are a candidate for Scottsdale nipple reconstruction surgery, we consider your natural breast shape and size, along with your aesthetic goals.

How Is Nipple and Areola Surgery Performed?

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes an hour or so to complete. Local or general anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort during surgery.

An incision is made around the areola or in the nipple. Excess tissue is removed through the incision. When the procedure is complete, and the nipple structure reshaped, the incision is closed with sutures.

During your consultation for an areola or nipple reduction in Phoenix, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will go over the procedure in detail with you.*

What Is Recovery Like after Nipple and Areola Surgery?

Expect some swelling, bruising, and a numb sensation for a few weeks after the procedure, along with some restrictions on your activities. You may need to wear a surgical bra for a few weeks after surgery.

One breast may heal faster than the other – do not be alarmed if this occurs. Although you will probably return to work in a day or two after the procedure, you should avoid strenuous activities for at least three weeks after your nipple reconstruction in Phoenix.

Benefits of Nipple and Areola Surgery

Weight gain, pregnancy, aging, and other factors can cause the nipples and areola to stretch, becoming misshapen or disproportionately large. These cosmetic issues with the breasts may also be caused by genetics.

At Arizona Aesthetic Associates Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert AZ, we perform nipple and areola surgery to restore a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to the breasts.

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