Nipple Reduction is a type of plastic surgery procedure used to reduce nipple size in a relatively
simple procedure. Nipples that droop down or project too far out will be shortened. This is done by
removing the tip of the nipple and then closing the new tip with stitches. Sometimes the skin around
the neck of the nipple is removed and the tip is stitched to the bottom of the nipple. If the nipple is too
wide or thick, but not too long, a pie-shaped wedge will be removed from underneath the nipple. This
allows the nipple to be “taken in” and the circumference reduced. Dissolving sutures are used.
Often, this can be combined with liposuction, tummy tuck, nipple reduction and other facial surgeries.
The surgery takes 2 to 3 hours under general anesthesia with hospital confinement.
Care after surgery:
You may need to return in about a week to have the stitches taken out, but usually this is not necessary
as dissolvable stitches are often used. You will be able to shower the following day. Most patients can
return to work and resume their normal activities within a day.
Recovery time will depend on the patient, but most patients can resume their normal activity within a
day or two. Patients can shower the day after surgery. Dissolving sutures are used.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
Risks are inherent to any surgical procedure. The most common risks are swelling, bruising, bleeding,
infection, fluid, numbness, or a change in sensation to the nipple; however they are rare and almost
always temporary. The most common risks particular to this surgery are minimal pain and swelling.
Your surgeon will administer painkillers and anti – inflammatory medication so that any soreness and
swelling will usually disappear by the second or third day. This treatment does not normally affect the
ability to breastfeed.
Types of anesthesia use:
Nipple reduction technique can be performed under local anesthetic and is normally very
This procedure may be performed in the cosmetic surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient
surgery center, or at a hospital. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis
Preparation prior to Surgery
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and
throughout your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.