Nipple reshaping or reconstruction refers to breast procedures that address the size and shape of nipples. A nipple tuck is used to correct nipples that are constantly erect or have drooped as a result of weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding. Protruding nipples can sometimes be bothersome due to their visibility through clothing or are physically uncomfortable and produce emotional distress, especially when it only affects one breast. Large areolas (darker skin surrounding the nipples) can either be genetically inherited or may result from a stretching of the tissue.
Nipple/areola reduction is often performed in conjunction with other breast reshaping procedures such as breast lift or breast augmentation. If the breast tissue and nipple are in a good position, a simple areola reduction can be performed alone. Nipple reshaping surgery is performed under a local anesthetic in our fully accredited Oakville clinic and takes approximately one hour to perform. However, when performed in combination with another breast surgical procedure, it is done under a general anesthetic.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a nipple surgery take?
The nipple tuck procedure can be performed under a local anesthetic in our fully accredited Oakville clinic and takes approximately one hour to perform. If the nipple tuck is done in combination with another breast surgery procedure, it would be performed under a general anesthetic. Small incisions are made by the nipple or around the areola depending on the severity of the area to be corrected.
Is it normal for your nipple to change shape?
It is common for nipples to change as a result of weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Is it normal for my nipples to stick out?
When it comes to the body, and breasts in particular, everyone is different. The size and shape of one’s nipple is a result of heredity as well as life changes such as weight loss or gain, pregnancy and breastfeeding.