In addition to the shape and volume of the breast, for many women the appearance of the nipples and areola is an important aspect. The size, position and shape of the nipples and the surrounding pigmented skin play an important role in breast aesthetics. The shape of the nipples is invariably congenital, but changes may occur due to pregnancy or large fluctuations in weight. Nipple correction or areola correction can create the desired aesthetic result and remedy any functional problems. We perform these surgical treatments under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure.
We offer nipple or areola correction for:

  • inverted nipples
  • Nipple reduction
  • Areola reduction
  • Asymmetrical nipples

inverted nipple­ correction

Inverted nipples (or flat nipples) are sometimes perceived as unaesthetic. The condition is either congenital or may occur after breastfeeding. This can be corrected in a simple procedure under local anaesthesia. To achieve this, a small incision is made just around the base of the nipple, and the milk ducts that are too short (thus pulling the nipple in) are cut and the nipple is pulled out. Please note that this procedure may result in a permanent loss of breastfeeding ability.

nipple­ reduction

Nipples that are too long or puffy not only cause discontent. They can also rub on clothing and cause inflammation. The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia and involves removing excess tissue by making a fine cut through the nipple. The nipple is then reshaped as desired. Please note that this procedure could negatively impact your ability to breastfeed.

Areola­ reduction

Some women feel less self-conscious because their areolas are too large. If you have oversized or irregularly-shaped areolas, we can correct this with areola reduction surgery. In this procedure, the areola is reduced by ring-shaped or sickle-shaped removal of the pigmented skin to achieve the appearance you desire. This treatment can be performed under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure.