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Nipple Reduction

Most people are familiar with plastic surgery procedures that change the size of the breast. Many women choose to enhance their breast volume with implants and many women and men decide that reduction of the breast is beneficial. It is much less common to consider reducing the size of the actual nipple itself. Nipple reduction surgery is rather simple and straightforward but can significantly improve the aesthetic appearance of the chest.

Why choose Dr. Stoeckel?

Dr. Stoeckel is able to safely complete this procedure in the office setting with just local anesthesia in almost all cases. There is minimal down time, discomfort, or scarring.

Dr. Stoeckel's Nipple Reduction Results

What type of patient benefits from nipple reduction?

How is the procedure performed?

The skin is prepped with antibiotic solution and local anesthetic is used to make the skin numb. A wedge of the nipple is removed from the inferior aspect and the remaining tissue stitched back together. The surgery takes about 20 minutes to complete, there is minimal to no discomfort, and almost imperceptible scarring.

What are the risks?

For men, there is almost no risk other than a very low risk of poor scarring or over-resection. For women, the procedure could affect the outflow channels for milk production and should be delayed until after family planning is completed.

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