When it comes to plastic surgery, there are procedures targeted to correct practically every single body concern. One of the most popular areas to undergo plastic surgery is the breasts. While procedures like breast augmentations, breast reductions and breast lifts can target shape, size and symmetry concerns with the breast, they can also target concerns within the shape and placement of the nipples.
Below we go over different procedures that can improve the shape and symmetry of the nipples:
1. Breast Lift
A breast lift is designed to treat the effects of aging, weight gain and pregnancy on the breasts. Over time, these circumstances can cause breasts to sag. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to restore firmness and raise the breasts and nipples on the chest. Incisions can be made around the darker area surrounding the nipples, downward to the breast creases and horizontally along the creases. If the nipples are a concern area of yours, your doctor can create incisions around the nipples to reshape them and place them more symmetrically across the chest.
2. Breast Reduction
For women with very large breasts, a breast reduction can help increase their confidence and reduce any associated chest and back pain. The typical anchor-shaped incision in breast reduction surgery allows the surgeon to remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin and raise the nipple and areola. After the excess tissue is removed, the surgeon brings the skin underneath the breast together with stitches. As with a breast lift, if nipples are a concern area, your surgeon can easily tailor your breast reduction to address any size or position concerns.
3. Nipple Correction
Nipple correction surgery is specifically designed for patients who feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their nipples due to the nipple being inverted or lying flat against the body. The procedure, which is relatively simple, aims to allow the nipple to stick out from the areola.
Nipple concerns can be corrected with a variety of procedures. If your concerns have to do with size and where the nipples sit on your breasts, you may have to undergo a more extensive procedure like a breast lift or breast reduction. For simple issues having to do with how the nipple appears on the areola, nipple correction surgery may be a good option. An in-person or virtual consultation with your plastic surgeon can help you determine what the best procedure is for you.