Many patients believe their areola–the darkened area around the nipple–is too big to be attractive. To address this concern, nipple reduction surgery can help. Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez provides nipple reduction surgery to residents in and around Pittsburgh, PA. Find out how this procedure could work for you.
What is Nipple Reduction Surgery?
Nipple reduction surgery is a procedure that reduces the size of the areola–the darkened area around the nipple–to help patients reach their aesthetic goals. This procedure is growing in popularity, as many patients seek to achieve more youthful-looking breasts. Although cosmetic in nature and not typically covered by insurance, we accept a wide range of payment options to suit your needs.
How Much Does Nipple Reduction Surgery Cost?
At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we price our procedures on an individual basis. Your unique pricing will be calculated at the time of your consultation. This allows us to customize each treatment according to the needs of the patients.
Our office is glad to accept a wide range of payment methods, including financing through Dollar Bank and CareCredit® to help make our procedures financially accessible.
Am I a Good Candidate for Nipple Reduction Surgery?
If your areolas have stretched due to weight changes, pregnancy, or breast feeding, or if they’re naturally puffy or asymmetrical, you could be a good candidate for nipple reduction surgery. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for this procedure is to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will listen to your concerns and create a treatment plan designed to address your specific needs.
How is Nipple Reduction Surgery Performed?
Nipple reduction surgery generally takes one hour to complete. During the procedure, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will make a circular incision on the edge of the areola and remove tissue from the perimeter. He will then suture the incision to ensure proper healing, and to minimize the risk of future stretching. Our team will discuss the details of your specific surgery during your consultation.
What is Recovery Like After Nipple Reduction Surgery?
After your nipple reduction surgery, you’ll be advised to avoid certain activities, including physical chest contact, for several weeks, as the incision site begins to heal. You may also be advised to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting. We will provide detailed instructions on post-operative care and recommendations during your consultation.
How Long Will My Nipple Reduction Surgery Results Last?
The results of your nipple reduction surgery are designed to last for the long-term. Due to the techniques used during the procedure, the chance of your areola stretching in the future will be greatly reduced.
At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez is skilled in nipple reduction surgery for patients in Pittsburgh, Monroeville and Wexford, PA. For more information on this procedure and to find out whether this is a good option for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.