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Why pursue nipple surgery?

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.


How do we assess nipple inversion

Nipple inversion is assessed based on the following scale:

  • Level 1 – The nipple tissue can be stretched and released manually.
  • Level 2 – The nipples may be non-surgically corrected with manipulation or suction.
  • Level 3 – The nipple inversion is severe and will require a surgical intervention.

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.

“Dr. Michelle Lee is an AMAZING plastic surgery doctor. I am so happy every day I wake up with a confident spirit now that I’ve found myself again. No words can describe how much I want to thank Dr. Michelle Lee. The best work. She’s helped to answer all my concerns and needs.”

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What is nipple projection augmentation?

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.

Nipple Reduction Beverly Hills

What are the benefits of nipple reduction?

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:

  • Corrects the appearance of nipples that are either inverted or are too large
  • Helps improve breast symmetry
  • More attractive nipple and areola size and projection
  • Long-lasting results
  • A natural-looking outcome
  • Feeling confident in your breasts
  • A more positive body image
  • May improve the ability to breastfeed

What type of nipple problems can be resolved with surgery?

  • The diameter of the areolas reduced
  • Flattens nipples with over-projection, elevation, or a rounded look
  • Create rounded rather than oval-shaped areolas
  • Correct inverted nipples
  • Nipple location on breast mound can be corrected in the same surgery

What is the recovery like?

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.

Is cosmetic nipple reduction covered by insurance?

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.

How much does a nipple reduction procedure cost?

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. 

How small should I go with a nipple reduction?

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. 

Can men get a nipple reduction?

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.

Can I have a nipple reduction in combination with other breast enhancement procedures?

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.


Why choose PERK Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills?

  • Award-winning, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Unfaltering commitment to artistry, innovation and safety
  • Compassionate, inclusive practice environment
  • Modern understanding of what it means to be an original beauty
  • Friendly, knowledgeable support staff
  • Nuanced, natural-looking results
  • Customized approach
  • State-of-the-art technology and world-class equipment
  • Convenient Los Angeles location and concierge amenities

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