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Nipple Reduction Columbus
The problem of prominent nipples can be solved with an easy, outpatient Nipple Reduction procedure!
Nipple reduction in men and women to address the problem of enlarged or prominent nipples.
Why choose the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery for your Nipple Reduction procedure?
At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Shah specializes in all facets of cosmetic breast surgery including the Nipple Reduction procedure. This unique problem is one that is not commonly discussed by patients, but frequently addressed when considering a breast procedure. Their experience and specialized knowledge is important to delivering an excellent scar free result with normal sensation. Contact us to learn how the Nipple Reduction procedure can help you!
Are prominent nipples a common problem?
Prominent nipples is an uncommonly discussed problem experienced by both men and women. Lay people commonly describe the nipple as including the prominent protruding part of the breast as well as the darker circular rim of skin. Anatomically, the areola is the slightly darker skin surrounding the nipple proper. The nipple contains lactiferous ducts, a blood supply and sensory nerves. The nipple can be more prominent in men and women for genetic reasons or after breast feeding in women. In women, nipples are on average usually 8 mm high and 8 mm wide with a slightly rounded dome at the top. The normal range for women is from 6 mm to 11 mm. In men, nipples are on average 3-4 mm high and 3-4 mm wide and domed shaped at the top. The areola is significantly smaller in men, compared to women.
Why would you want a Nipple Reduction procedure?
Nipples that are enlarged typically cause patients embarrassment because they can be visible through form fitting clothing. They can also be an issue for patients in intimate settings. Nipple reduction is frequently requested as part of a breast procedure such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction. In men, it is commonly requested in conjunction with gynecomastia reduction. Some patients seek treatment for isolated concerns.
How does the Nipple Reduction procedure work?
Several different surgical techniques have been described and all are quite successful. The procedure itself can decrease nipple projection and reduce the size of the areola. Scarring is usually minimal and not usually visible with time. The procedure is usually performed while having another procedure under anesthesia or can be quite comfortably done under local anesthesia in the privacy of the office. There are techniques that remove the top of the nipple (amputation) and others that remove the core of the nipple. Newer techniques spare the lactiferous ducts and nerves by preserving them. These advances allow patients to obtain their desired result without compromising the ability to breastfeed or sensation.
Nipple Reduction can address your prominent nipple problem!
Today, there is little information online regarding this procedure. There is a plethora of information on breast procedures in both men and women, but nipple reduction is still infrequently discussed. Patients with this problem should feel comfortable discussing this procedure with us. They will be pleasantly surprised to learn how commonly we treat this problem and how successful the Nipple Reduction can be!
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