Should You Consider Nipple Reduction Surgery?

Women are familiar with breast enlargement or reduction procedures, but often overlook related surgeries that can enhance the appearance of their breasts. Nipple and areolar surgery is one example where a simple procedure can create aesthetic appeal without the need for drastic measures. Breasts that exhibit large, protruding areolas or nipples that are long and droopy can be dramatically improved with techniques to improve appearance and provide radically improved body-image.

In addition, many women choose to undergo nipple or areolar correction in conjunction with a breast lift or augmentation procedure. In this way, several problems can be treated in a single surgical operation. In some cases, these seemingly unrelated procedures are ideally coupled, as a breast lift or augmentation can alter the position or appearance of the nipples, requiring realignment.

Are you a good candidate for nipple reduction?

Nipple reduction is the solution for a range of conditions, including:

  • Stretched or irregular areolas as a consequence of prior breast surgery
  • Nipples that are not symmetrical
  • Nipples that are exceedingly long or droopy
  • Inverted (inward pointing) nipples

Are You A Candidate?

Our Self Evaluation can help you decide if a nipple reduction is the right procedure for you.

What are the procedure techniques and scars

Nipple reduction surgery is a simple and painless procedure to reduce the height (projection) and/or diameter (thickness) of the nipples to a desired size.

Nipple Reduction Surgery involves removing a doughnut of nipple tissue from around the nipple base. Dr. Boudana performs nipple reduction under a local or general anesthetic.

Overly large and puffy nipples can be part of natural breast development or can follow breastfeeding. They often present as cracked, bleeding or uncomfortable nipples. This can be remedied by surgically removing the excess nipple projection and reducing the width of the nipple. This surgery can also be done under local anesthetic and is unlikely to affect future breastfeeding.

You must remember that all surgery will result in scarring in one form or another. Nipple Surgery is no different. Your level of scarring will depend on a variety of factors, including incision methods and genetic disposition to scarring. However, most scarring related to nipple surgery will fade over time as you heal and is likely to be less prominent than scarring from other breast surgeries.

  • Anaesthesia:
  • Duration:
    30 minutes
  • Pain level:
  • Recovery time:
    1 day
  • Resumption of physical activities:
    1 day

Why choose Dr. Boudana for your Nipple Reduction Surgery?

With close to a thousand successful breast surgeries under his belt, Dr. Boudana has developed a great deal of expertise in the field. He will be able to guide and advise you in achieving your goal.

Procedure info

Dr. David Boudana is a highly regarded plastic and cosmetic surgeon, with decades of training and experience. He is also a great listener and will discuss your expectations and goals in detail during a private and confidential consultation. Added to this, Dr Boudana uses state of the art equipment in a purpose designed clinic to provide the most rewarding and satisfying surgical results.

Dr Boudana will thoroughly review any medical history or medications used that could influence the outcome of the procedure. His recommendations are tailored to individual patient needs, all provided in a caring spirit that provides encouragement and confidence.

The procedure is done under local anaesthesia. Dr. Boudana will use an extremely fine needle and inject the area around the nipple.

Once the area has been anaesthetized, the procedure is painless. Prior to the procedure, the desired nipple dimensions are discussed with Dr. Boudana. Dimensions can be adapted according to your nipple height and diameter preferences.

We advise taking a day off for the procedure. You will likely be able to resume normal activities the day after the procedure with a moderate level of pain.

There is no need to have sutures removed as absorbable stitches are used and will dissolve on their own.


Surgical advances and current nipple-areolar plaque reconstruction techniques now allow natural and aesthetic results to be obtained, while minimizing postoperative risks and complications.

The final result can be appreciated after 3 months. The nipples are symmetrical and have the desired size, perfectly adapted to the volume of the breasts.

The reconstruction of the areolo-nipple plaque is a reliable intervention which in the vast majority of cases gives very good or excellent results in terms of functional, aesthetic and psychological benefits.

** The photos and/or videos are not presented as a guarantee of result. The results may vary.
** Images are not of actual clients and are for presentations purposes only.

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During your consultation, Dr. Boudana will take the time to address your specific goals and to discuss your treatment options. He will determine if you are a good candidate for nipple reduction surgery and review the results that can be realistically achieved. He will also help you determine which complementary procedures may benefit you the most.