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What Is Nipple Surgery?
Nipple surgery is a corrective cosmetic procedure that is designed to help solve cosmetic and functional problems related to the nipple-areolar complex. It is an outpatient procedure that Daniela Atencio, MD, fully customizes to address your unique cosmetic concerns. It is commonly used to treat oversized areolas, large or elongated nipples, misshapen nipples, and inverted nipples. There are different types of nipple surgery techniques that can be used to treat your specific problem.
Preparing for Your Nipple Surgery
In order to properly prepare for your nipple surgery, you will first need to schedule a consultation with Daniela Atencio, MD. During your consultation, she will perform an assessment of your nipples and breasts to determine the best course of action to address your specific needs. She will provide you with pre-operative instructions that you will need to adhere to in order to achieve the best results.
Choosing the Best Nipple Surgery Technique
Nipple surgery requires an in-depth analysis of the nipples and breasts to properly enhance their symmetry. Before undergoing the surgery, Daniela Atencio, MD, will have to perform an assessment of your nipples to develop a treatment plan that will help achieve your desired look.
Nipple reduction is a technique that is employed to help reduce large or deformed nipples. It is commonly used to help treat nipple hypertrophy, a condition where the milk ducts in the nipples become larger. Elongated nipples that have acquired a droopy appearance can also benefit from nipple reduction.
In some women, the pigmented area around the nipples (areola) may appear too large or develop disproportionately to the other areola. In such cases, Daniela Atencio, MD, will work to remove the excess pigmented skin and recontour the remaining skin to achieve improved symmetry between the areolas and breasts.
Inverted Nipple Correction
Nipples that have contracted inward are known as inverted nipples. This condition may be caused by breast cancer, traumatic incidents, and underdeveloped milk ducts. This technique is more extensive, as it requires making corrections to the milk ducts, so it requires highly skilled and precise hands to make the proper corrections.
Good Candidates for Nipple Surgery
Good candidates for nipple surgery are unhappy with the look of their nipples or areolas. Whether yours have an elongated appearance or appear out of proportion, nipple surgery can help address these concerns for a significantly improved look. Patients looking to undergo the procedure should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations.
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Daniela Atencio, MD, proudly helps patients achieve the bodies of their dreams with innovative cosmetic procedures. Learn more about nipple surgery from a plastic surgeon you can trust by scheduling your consultation today.