Nipple Reduction

A nipple reduction procedure basically makes your nipples or areola’s smaller. Nipples may be too prominent, be too wide or be an uneven shape. This can affect decision making when wearing and buying clothes, and can be a cause of embarrassment when changing in public.
Usually the surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic so you are awake for the procedure, although if you wish you can have it done under a light general anaesthetic.
Absorbable stitches are used so you don’t need to return to have them out, although we encourage you to come back for follow up appointments to monitor your healing and continue to give you advice on what you can and can’t do at each stage of the recovery process. Depending on your job, you should be able to return to work after around a week, but should avoid strenuous tasks/exercise for around a month, but this is circumstantial and each case will be treated independently by your surgeon.