What is nipple enhancement surgery?

Nipple enhancement surgery is a procedure that alters the size and/or appearance of the nipples. It is often performed during or after a breast augmentation procedure, a breast lift or breast reconstruction.

What does nipple surgery improve?

Nipple surgery is performed on both men and women, and there are many types, including:

  • Nipple reduction
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Nipple augmentation, and
  • Nipple repair.

Nipple surgery can:

  • Make nipples more symmetrical
  • Address inverted or indented nipples
  • Reduce enlarge nipples
  • Reduced enlarged or puffy areolas.

How is the procedure performed?

Nipple surgery requires anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure.

What are the risks?

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection
  • Bleeding/Blood clotting issues
  • Change in sensation
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Partial or total loss of areola
  • Unsatisfactory results

What can be expected after the surgery?

Will I have bandages/drainage tubes?
Dressings and bandages are applied to incisions, and a drainage tube may be used to drain excess fluid.

How soon Until I can return to work?
Every patient is different, but most patients can return to work within weeks of surgery.

How soon until I see results?
It could take a few weeks to reach final results, after the swelling subsides.

Is nipple enhancement covered by insurance?

Nipple enhancement is a cosmetic surgery and is not covered by insurance companies.