Las Vegas Nipple Reduction & Reshaping

Why consider nipple reshaping?

A well-proportioned, nicely shaped nipple is an important element of a beautiful breast. But just like any part of the body, aging, pregnancy, weight changes, and genetics can result in a nipple and areola appearance that doesn’t fit with your preferences. As one of Las Vegas’ most renowned cosmetic breast surgeons, Dr. Pancholi understands the impact that subtle changes to the position, shape, size, and color of the nipple can make towards rounding out beautiful, natural breast contours.

What are my options for nipple surgery?

Nipple surgery encompasses a range of procedure options focused on improving the shape, position, and appearance of the nipple. Dr. Pancholi is experienced in a variety of surgical techniques to create or restore a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to the nipple/areola complex. Options include:

  • Nipple reduction for overly large, long, or prominent nipples
  • Correction of flat or inverted nipples
  • Nipple reshaping and repositioning (for droopy nipples)
  • Repair of nipples damaged by piercing
  • Flattening puffy nipples
  • Male nipple reduction

Choosing a cosmetic surgeon: experience, artistry, and skill are key

Nipple surgery involves relatively small changes compared to many cosmetic procedures—this is all the more reason to choose a cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience, skill, and artistic ability. A surgeon must make very detailed adjustments to the nipple with very little room for error, and the most minor adjustments will have a big impact on your overall breast and chest appearance.

Dr. Pancholi understands this and takes into account not only your breast size, but also your chest and rib cage dimensions, your skin tone, and the natural slope, shape, and apex of your breast to create an aesthetically pleasing, naturally proportioned nipple and areola. He is experienced in techniques that camouflage scars so they are difficult to detect once healed. He also takes great care to minimize impact to nerves to help preserve nipple sensation to the greatest extent possible.

How is nipple surgery performed?

Dr. Pancholi varies his approach based on a patient’s individual goals. For most women, nipple surgery is done for one of four reasons:

  • Make the nipple and/or areola more symmetrical
  • Make the nipple and/or areola smaller
  • Make the nipples larger
  • Correct inverted nipples

In most cases, nipple reshaping alone takes less than 1 hour and can be performed using local anesthesia. For inverted nipple correction, Dr. Pancholi uses a suspension device, which allows him to bring the nipple tissue outward with only a minuscule piercing and surgical thread. This tiny, ring-like device sits around the nipple for several months, and the thread is periodically tightened to gradually draw the nipple outward until it is permanently everted. This technique offers many benefits, including nearly undetectable scarring, reduced risk of nipple sensation loss, and reduced impact on milk ducts.

Nipple reshaping can also be performed at the same time as breast augmentation, breast lift, or another breast enhancement procedure. Dr. Pancholi will discuss the details and procedure steps of the procedure(s) that you are considering during your consultation.

What is the recovery after nipple surgery?

You will be able to go home shortly after surgery, and resume most light normal activity that same day. Your nipples and breasts will be sore for several days, and Dr. Pancholi may instruct you to wear a surgical bra, sports bra, or compression garment for several weeks while you heal. Many patients return to desk work the very next day, and exercise can be resumed gradually after 2 to 3 weeks. Contact sports should be avoided for at least 3 to 4 weeks.

One important consideration of nipple surgery to understand is that nipple sensation is usually altered in some respect. While Dr. Pancholi takes care to use techniques that minimize loss of sensation, many patients have some reduced sensation. During your consultation, Dr. Pancholi will discuss with you the risks and benefits of nipple reshaping to help you make the right decision for yourself.

Breastfeeding after nipple surgery

Most nipple procedures, including inverted nipple repair, or a nipple/areola reduction, will interfere with the milk ducts, reducing the likelihood that you will be able to breastfeed successfully after surgery. Keep in mind that pregnancy and breastfeeding will also affect the shape and size of the nipple and areola, which could negatively affect the results of nipple reshaping. If you are concerned about being able to breastfeed after nipple surgery, tell this to Dr. Pancholi. He will discuss your options with you and help you decide how best to move forward.

Learn more about nipple reduction and reshaping at a personal consultation

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nipples, Dr. Pancholi and our experienced, caring team at Pancholi Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas can help you make the changes you want to feel more confident about your body. Call 702-363-0240 or contact us below to request your consultation.