Some people develop overly large nipples or alternatively may develop nipple duplication (a “double nipple”). Correcting this normally takes about 30-minutes and is usually performed under local anaesthetic (with you awake) as a day case procedure (in and out the same day).
What does it involve?
Once your nipple is numbed using injections of local anaesthetic the excess nipple is removed, using a technique tailored to your specific needs. After that, carefully placed dissolving stitches are used to close the nipple into an aesthetic shape.
What are the benefits?
The benefits are that your nipple should now be reduced in size and look far more pleasing following the procedure.
How long does the surgery take?
The surgery takes about 30-minutes per nipple.
What is the recovery period?
Following surgery, Mr Pacifico often uses tissue glue to seal and protect the wounds. No specific dressing is then needed and showering can be resumed from the day after surgery.
How long before daily activities may be resumed?
Light activities may be resumed the following day. Strenuous or physical activities (such as exercise, heavy lifting) should be avoided for 2-weeks.
What are the success rates?
Nipple reduction has a high success rate. Rarely, some minor revision surgery maybe necessary if there is any residual irregularity.
What are the possible complications?
This is a procedure with a low risk of complications. Those that may occur include infection, bleeding and some residual irregularity that may need minor revision surgery. The scar usually heal incredibly well on nipple skin, so are barely noticeable afterwards.
There may be a small risk of the surgery interfering with breast feeding, but that will only occur on certain nipple shapes, in which the top of the nipple needs to be removed. Mr Pacifico will discuss this with you as appropriate after a careful clinical examination.