Some women are embarrassed by the size of their nipples, which are too wide or too long (enlarged nipples). They then wish to find a solution to this aesthetic discomfort of their breasts.
Nipple reduction surgery, minimally invasive, not very painful, leaving no visible scars, allows this problem to be definitively resolved. 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 with an enlarged nipple are usually unaware 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.
This concerns women of all ages, embarrassed by a nipple that is too long or too wide, sometimes too pigmented too.
To note :
- the size of the nipple has no direct relation to the volume of the breast
- the intervention is not necessarily symmetrical, only one of the two nipples may be concerned
How is a nipple reduction performed?
After maintenance and study of your breast, Dr Christophe Desouches, a surgeon practicing in Marseille, will recommend the best technique to improve the harmony of your breasts, and will provide you with all the information you need to understand and prepare for your breast. nipple reduction intervention.
The operation 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 benchmarks that will guide him.
Then the operation can take place, the technique employed depending on the type of reduction, width and / or height.
Finally, the sutures are made with absorbable threads.
The intervention is rapid, on average 20 to 40 minutes per nipple.
After the outpatient procedure, the patient can find her home.
What are the consequences and results of the nipple reduction procedure?
The nipple reduction intervention is light and not very painful, resolves in the first days, so the postoperative effects are not very restrictive:
- no need to stop work
- sleeping on your back or on your side for the first few days
- resumption of sports activities 1 month after the operation (excluding intense sports)
The patient may notice a slight decrease in sensitivity during the first few days.
The result can be seen immediately 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 scars.