Being born with inverted nipples (concave or flat nipples) is perfectly natural. Although the condition is painless, it can distort the aesthetic of the breasts, making them look asymmetrical. In rare cases, inverted nipples may subvert the breastfeeding process.
Nipple inversion is assessed based on the following scale:
At the time of your private Beverly Hills consultation, Dr. Lee will perform a physical exam and determine the best course of action for resolving your individual concerns with your nipples.
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If the nipples do not naturally protrude properly, they can be surgically or non-surgically enhanced to achieve a more conventional appearance. The non-surgical option uses dermal fillers to plump and augment the nipples. Another option is to reconstruct projected nipples using the patient’s own tissue, as is done with flaps during breast mound reconstruction in cancer patients.
Many people choose to undergo a nipple reduction procedure for aesthetic reasons. If you feel uncomfortable revealing your nipples, or self-conscious about how they look, nipple reduction surgery can be lift-changing. The benefits could include:
While recovery is individual, most patients experience minimal downtime with nipple/areolar surgery. We recommend staying away from the pool or swimming for at least 3 weeks. Patient usually experience minimal downtime with this procedure.
Cosmetic nipple reduction is not covered by insurance but don’t let that stop you! Our team at PERK Plastic Surgery is happy to help you to find financing options that work for you.
Nipple reduction alone or in combination with areola reduction can cost between $2,000 to $5,000 or more. This depends on the extent of the procedure and your individual case as every situation is slightly different. A more accurate estimate of a nipple correction procedure can be determined in a private consultation with Dr. Michelle Lee.
When Dr. Michelle Lee evaluates your condition, she will assess shape and size with an artistic eye to determine the proportions that will best flatter your breasts and figure. Nipple reduction should be considered if you are planning a breast augmentation or a breast reduction. If you wish to change the size of your breasts as well create more attractive nipples in a more youthful position, then Dr. Lee carefully plan the cosmetic alteration, so the final result appears natural, fresh, and beautiful.
Men may feel embarrassment when they inherited overly-large nipples, and may feel uncomfortable wearing closely-fitting shirts, or going shirtless. Dr. Michelle Lee can help men alter the nipple structure, so they are smaller, flatter, and more masculine.
Nipple reduction is often performed as part of a breast enhancement procedure such as a breast lift, breast augmentation, or a breast reduction. These are procedures where the areola and nipples may require alteration to create a more aesthetically pleasing and proportionate result. This is an important point to discuss with Dr. Michelle Lee in your consultation so you can get the facts about the procedure, and how a more attractive nipple size could enhance the results of your surgery. Proportions are the key to beauty, and Dr. Lee is a master at creating subtle results that appear natural.