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Nipple Correction

Areloa Reduction Surgery Clinic London, Kent, Essex & Surrey

Nipple correction can be used to reduce overly projecting or inverted nipples or oversized areolas, which can often cause embarrassment and discomfort to the individual concerned. Our cosmetic surgeons are highly experienced in nipple correction operations and perform several routinely every month.

If you are considering areola reduction surgery in London, Essex or Kent, or have any questions regarding this treatment, then please give us a call on: 020 8311 4464, email us on:, or fill in our contact form.

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Women’s Breasts & Nipples come in all shapes and sizes. Nipple reduction might not be one of the more commonly known types of cosmetic surgery, yet it is still something that many women and men opt for every year. But what exactly is the procedure? Why have it? And is it safe? Find out the answers to these questions and more by reading below…

About Your Nipple Correction Procedure

Procedure Time: 0.5 – 1 hour
No of Procedures Needed: 1
Length of Result: Permanent
Recovery Time: 7-10 days

The procedure

The procedure is very simple and does not take long. Small incisions are made to allow the surgeon to make the nipple protrude and stitches are placed to hold the nipple in place until it heals. Results are visible within a month and are permanent, scarring is barely visible as the incision is located on the nipple.


After your nipple correction surgery you should not do any strenuous exercise for a week or two, after this most patients are fully recovered.

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Pre-operative preparation – Our breast surgeon will discuss the procedure in detail with you during your pre-operative consultation. Click here to read more information on your Pre-Operative care

Frequently Asked Question about Nipple Reduction Surgery

What is Nipple Reduction Surgery ?

Nipple reduction surgery effectively does everything it promises in its name – it allows those who are unhappy with the size of their nipples some respite, by making them smaller and therefore less obtrusive. In the world of cosmetic surgery, it is considered one of the simpler procedures, and those undergoing the treatment will be able to get back to their everyday life within 24 hours, therefore meaning that there are no long hospital stays.

Why Have Nipple Reduction Surgery ?

There is rarely a medical reason for nipple reduction surgery – instead, it is chosen by people because they perceive their nipples to be too large, and it therefore makes them self-conscious about their appearance. The nipples might be showing through their clothes, for example, or perhaps they find them embarrassing when in more intimate situations. The psychological impacts of having perceived bodily imperfections should not be underestimated though, therefore nipple reduction surgery can hugely benefit a patient’s mind-set and self-confidence.

How is Nipple Reduction Surgery Carried Out ?

There are various ways in which the nipple can be reduced, and your cosmetic surgeon will advise you on the method that’s best for your personal circumstances. The main consideration is whether a patient needs the length of the nipple reduced, or the width. Regardless of the type of surgery performed, there is normally no change to the feel of the nipple, and women will still be able to breastfeed if desired.

Is it Safe ?

As already mentioned, this procedure is one of the simplest cosmetic surgery procedures around, and therefore the risk is entirely minimal. The recovery period is just a few hours and the nipple can get wet around 24 hours after the surgery. The only likely after-effect is some mild and temporary sensitivity, which will dissipate after a short time. If you are concerned after surgery however, you should always consult with a qualified medical professional.

Can Nipple Reduction Surgery Be Performed in Conjunction with Other Procedures ?

While nipple reduction surgery can be performed as a stand-alone procedure, it is also entirely possible to have it done while undergoing other cosmetic surgeries as well, such as breast augmentation or breast reduction. Our plastic surgeon will be able to advise you on these possibilities, which will reduce the overall amount of time you spend in surgery.

As can be seen, nipple reduction surgery is not something to be concerned about. If you are concerned about the size of your nipples, the psychological impact it could have on your life is phenomenal. So, why not contact us today to find out more about this procedure, and whether it is suitable for you?

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