Some women are bothered by the size of their nipples, which are too wide or too long (hypertrophy of the nipples). They then wish to find a solution to this aesthetic discomfort of their breasts.
Nipple reduction surgery, minimally invasive, painless, leaving no visible scar, can solve this problem permanently. Dr. Christophe Desouches, cosmetic surgeon in Marseille, is fully qualified for this type of intervention and will be able to answer all your questions.
Patients suffering from an enlarged nipple usually do not know that it is possible to correct this aspect of their breasts. It is often during a consultation for breast surgery that the opportunity arises, it is then offered in addition to said surgery.
Women of all ages are concerned, bothered by a nipple that is too long or too wide, sometimes also too pigmented.
To note :
- nipple size has no direct relationship to breast volume
- the intervention is not necessarily symmetrical, only one of the two nipples may be affected
How is a nipple reduction performed?
After interview and study of your chest, Dr. Christophe Desouches, surgeon practicing in Marseille, will recommend the best technique to improve the harmony of your chest, and will provide you with all the useful information for understanding and preparing for surgery. nipple reduction procedure.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation, rarely under general anesthesia, depending on the patient's profile.
It all starts with a preparation, during which the surgeon places markers that will guide him.
Then the operation can take place, the technique used depending on the type of reduction, width and/or height.
Finally, the sutures are made with absorbable sutures.
The intervention is quick, on average 20 to 40 minutes per nipple.
After the outpatient procedure, the patient can return to her home.
What are the consequences and results of the nipple reduction intervention?
The nipple reduction intervention is light and not very painful, is absorbed in the first days, so the postoperative course is not very restrictive:
- no need for work stoppage
- sleeping on your back or on your side for the first few days
- resumption of sports activities 1 month after the intervention (excluding intense sports)
The patient may notice a slight decrease in sensitivity during the first few days.
The result is immediately noticeable by the reduced size of the nipples.
After one month, the final aesthetic result is visible, symmetrical nipples and size adapted to the volume of the breasts, no visible scar.