Reduction of nipple and / or areola
Our physicians are specialists in surgical correction of large, long or saggy nipples and in reducing the areoles too large or “fluffy”, thus improving the aesthetic aspect of the breast.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes about an hour. You will go home immediately after surgery and you will be able to resume normal work the next day.
To reduce the nipple, the doctor makes a small incision on the nipple itself. To reduce the areola, the doctor makes an incision around its perimeter. In both cases, the incisions heal very quickly and the scars are generally unnoticeable. Once the incision is complete, the doctor removes excess tissue from the incision area, then sutures the wound.
Postoperatively, the use of a surgical bra for correct healing is indicated. Possible complications, though extremely rare, are infection, reduced local sensitivity or pathological scarring.
The results of the nipple/areola reduction are permanent. Remember that your breasts change over time as a consequence of the normal aging process.
There are no surgical alternatives that can reliably reduce nipple size / projection or areola size.
Correction of the umbilical nipple
Nipple inversion can be repaired with a minor surgical procedure that improves its projection and aspect. Many women resort to this intervention to increase the efficiency of breastfeeding. Surgery is performed under local anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes. You will go home immediately after surgery and you will be able to resume normal work the next day.
Dr. Sinescu makes a small incision in the nipple area and then corrects the inversion using either direct suture or local flap rearrangement. Postoperatively, the use of a surgical bra for correct healing is indicated. Possible complications, though rare, are reduced local sensitivity, difficult breastfeeding, recurrence of the condition or pathological scarring.
Recurrence of the nipple inversion may appear in months or years, or the results of surgery may be permanent. There is no way to know how long will the results last. The doctor will discuss possible scenarios with you in the initial consultation.