Nipple reduction surgery is a procedure that is growing in popularity due in part to the non-invasive nature of the surgery. Because it is a relatively un-intrusive procedure, a patient can be fully recovered within 14 days after the procedure.
There are many reasons why you may seek nipple reduction surgery and this is a popular procedure amongst both men and women. For men, it can help the nipple appear more masculine and for the woman, reduction of the nipple can help to create better-formed breasts. As this is a less intrusive surgery, it is a good start in the process of choosing how you want your breasts to look overall.
The reduction of the nipple also has practical benefits. As there are many different types of this procedure, this procedure is adaptable to your personal needs and desires. The reduction of the nipple can help improve how your nipple appears under clothes if it is the length that you feel is an issue, or can help improve the look of an enlarged nipple after breastfeeding or ageing. Whatever your reason for considering nipple reduction surgery, this surgery is a great way of boosting self esteem and can have hugely positive effects on both male and female mental health to help you feel confident with your body.
Mr Marando is a highly experienced surgeon and before your procedure will discuss with you all options and answer any questions that you have. The consultation will take place in The Star Clinic, Manchester, or possibly at one of the private hospitals where your procedure will be performed.
There are various options on how to reshape your nipples and it is important that before seeking consultations with Mr Marando you consider how you would like your nipples to look. It is imperative that you know what you want out of the procedure; this will help Mr Marando to make sure you get the best results with your procedure from assessing your expectations. Depending on your desires and aesthetic preferences, the nipple can be reduced lengthways, by width, the volume of the nipple can be reduced, or a combination of these methods can be employed. The resizing of the nipple can also help reduce the appearance of droopy nipples.
In the consultation process, Mr Marando will help you decide how to reduce your nipples to best compliment your breasts and improve your self esteem.
The nipple reduction procedure is a fairly simple and relatively painless one. As a simple procedure, it usually takes around an hour to complete and is performed under local anaesthetic, although it can be done under general anaesthetic if requested. Mr Marando will discuss all procedure options with you to see how to best tailor the procedure to your specific needs; this will usually depend on how much you want the nipple to be reduced.
There are several different ways to reshape your nipples and how you want your nipple to look will be discussed with Mr Marando during your consultation. Re-sizing and shaping your nipple will usually involve making tiny cuts in the nipple and removing excess skin. Mr Marando will then shape the nipple to the size that you have discussed.
Although this is not a complex cosmetic surgery procedure, there are risks involved alongside nipple reduction as there is with any procedure. These risks are important to consider before going ahead with the procedure. Side effects could include scarring, infection and bleeding, although these side effects are rare as they only tend to occur if something has gone wrong with the surgery.
More long lasting complications can include the inability to breastfeed after surgery and also the possible uneven look of the nipples, as it may be that one has been reduced more in the procedure. It is important to recognise that in the hands of a competent surgeon such as Mr Andrea Marando, the risks from surgery are minimised.
As a simple procedure, there is not much you can do during the recovery period to help your healing. The most important thing to do is to keep the nipples clean to avoid any infection or side effects.
Hospital stay: Depending on whether the procedure is performed under local or general anaesthetic, the recovery timescale will be slightly different, but in both cases it is likely that you will be able to leave hospital on the same day.
Back to work: Most patients feel a little tender and sore after the surgery, but this only lasts a couple of days. With the use of a supportive bra to protect the nipples, patients could be back in work almost immediately. A dressing should be worn over the nipples to keep them clean and dry and Mr Marando will most probably provide you with some pain relief to help with any soreness.
Full recovery: As a fairly un-intrusive procedure, most clients make a full recovery within fourteen days. For 6-8 weeks the nipples may look inflamed, but as long as no infection occurs in this time the scars should become unnoticeable.
The areola itself is the dark, pigmented skin surrounding the nipple. Women seek areola reduction surgery for a number of reasons. Areola reduction can positively affect a woman’s self-image and often acts to help improve not just appearance, but also their self-esteem.
Areolas, just like breasts, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and although there is no right or wrong size for the areola to be, many women feel that a smaller areola would complement their breasts better. A smaller areola often creates a more proportionate look to the breast increasing confidence and body image. It may be that time has taken its toll on your breasts through pregnancy, weight gain or just ageing an areola reduction will be able to give your breasts, and your confidence, a “facelift”.
As the name suggests, areola reduction surgery can permanently reduce the size of the area of dark pigmented skin around the nipple and can also reduce any puffiness of the areola. Mr Andrea Marando is a highly experienced plastic surgeon, mainly consulting from The Star Clinic, Manchester.
Your initial consultation will most likely take place at The Star Clinic, Manchester. The purpose of this consultation is for Mr Marando to determine your suitability for surgery and provide you with the best possible treatment advice based on your desires and needs. Mr Marando will discuss with you in an initial consultation the best options for your particular circumstances and will examine your areolas to give you the best advice. Mr Marando will outline in detail what to expect during and after the procedure and answer all your questions.
Once you decide to consider surgery, Mr Marando and his experienced team will guide you through the process and help you decide exactly what is right for you. Mr Marando, with his extensive knowledge and experience and dedicated Manchester based team, will guide and advise you through your decision of whether surgery will be the best option for you. Sometimes an areola reduction goes along with a breast lift or reduction and the procedures can be done at the same time.
Areola reduction with Mr Marando is a relatively short procedure, with the patient being under local anaesthetic, which means your recovery time will be not as long as a more invasive procedure and takes between 1 and 2 hours. Patients can usually go straight home when the anaesthetic wears off.
Areola reduction is performed removing a section of the outer dark pigmented area of the areola. The removal of this excess skin reduces the size of the areola itself and the remaining, smaller, areola remains. The skin surrounding this area is brought together with absorbable stitches to surround your new, more proportionate areola. Absorbent stitches will break down within one or two weeks as the area heals, meaning that care for the area will be easier and more convenient for you, making your recovery as easy and pleasant as possible.
Scars from this procedure are usually minimal and fade with time, so will not compromise the increased attractiveness of your breasts. A permanent stitch is placed deeply in the tissues to create widening of the areola. This means that you would be very unlikely to experience further widening of the areola, making this procedure lasting, making sure your self-esteem stays at an all-time high.
Initial After-Care: Although you can go home immediately after the surgery, it is still advised to take it easy after the procedure, for at least a week.
To aid healing you can do a number of things;
- Ice the area to reduce swelling
- Avoid lifting anything moderately heavy in the first few days
- Avoid reaching over your head in the first few days
- Wear a supportive bra for 2-3 weeks after surgery
- Back to work: As a relatively non-invasive treatment, recovery time for this procedure is quite short. Mr Marando will check the healing process after procedure with a follow up appointment 1-2 weeks after your surgery, and can help tailor your exercise and work regime to suit you. Depending on what work you do, you should be able to return to work quickly after the procedure, most patients going back after a few days to a week.
Physical exercise: Although it is important to keep the blood flowing, exercise should be kept low key with a lower heart rate for the first couple of weeks to aid healing and to reduce any further bruising.
Fading of scars: Dis-solvable stitches mean there is no removing of stitches and scars fade relatively quickly.