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Who Needs Nipple Correction?

Who Needs Nipple Correction?

Nipple correction surgery can be profoundly transformative for individuals struggling with nipple irregularities. Whether inverted nipples, enlarged areolas, or other concerns, the procedure offers more than just aesthetic enhancements.

Nationally renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Sasaki and our team at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena, California, offer top-level surgical and nonsurgical solutions for your cosmetic concerns.

Read more from our experts about the various benefits of nipple correction surgery and how it can positively impact your self-confidence and body image.

Nipple correction surgery basics

Nipple correction surgery, also known as nipple reshaping or nipple reconstruction, is a cosmetic procedure designed to alter the size, shape, or position of the nipples and surrounding pigmented skin (areolas).

Men and women seek this surgery for various reasons, including congenital conditions, asymmetry, changes related to pregnancy or breastfeeding, or dissatisfaction with the appearance of their nipples.

Benefits of nipple correction surgery

The decision to undergo nipple correction surgery is deeply personal and varies from individual to individual. However, several potential benefits are associated with the procedure:

Improved self-confidence

Many individuals feel self-conscious or insecure about the appearance of their nipples, particularly if they deviate from societal norms or if there is significant asymmetry. Nipple correction surgery can help alleviate these concerns and boost self-confidence.

Enhanced body image

For some individuals, dissatisfaction with their nipples may affect their overall body image and self-esteem. Nipple correction surgery can address these concerns, making individuals feel more comfortable and satisfied with their bodies.

Restored functionality

In cases where inverted nipples cause discomfort or difficulty with breastfeeding, nipple correction surgery can restore functionality and improve the breastfeeding experience for mothers.

Nipple correction surgery typically involves a relatively short recovery period, during which individuals may experience temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Following Dr. Sasaki’s post-operative instructions and attending follow-up appointments as directed are crucial for ensuring optimal healing and outcomes.

Types of nipple correction surgery

Dr. Sasaki offers several choices for nipple and areolar correction. Depending on your needs and evaluation results, he may recommend:

Nipple reduction

This procedure involves reducing the size of the nipple, either by excising a portion of the nipple tissue or reshaping it to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Nipple augmentation

Nipple augmentation aims to increase the size of the nipple, typically using techniques such as fat grafting or dermal fillers to add volume and projection.

Inverted nipple correction

Inverted nipples, which retract inward instead of protruding outward, can be corrected through surgical techniques that release the tethering tissue and create a more prominent nipple projection.

Correcting nipple asymmetry

Nipple correction surgery can address asymmetrical nipples, ensuring that both nipples are symmetrical in size, shape, projection, and position.

Correcting areolar irregularity or asymmetry

Dr. Sasaki may recommend a surgical fix for overly large, asymmetrical, or irregularly shaped areolar tissue. This could be part of nipple correction surgery or necessary if you undergo breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a breast lift, ensuring that nipples and areolas are positioned and sized correctly.

Regardless of your procedure, Dr. Sasaki’s surgical expertise offers stellar, natural-appearing results that enhance your aesthetic style. Schedule your evaluation at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center today.  

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