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Nipple Reduction

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Excessively large or protruding nipples can cause both physical discomfort and a sense of self-consciousness. Patients with larger nipples may feel unconfident in their appearance either in clothing or in the nude. They may also experience chafing or irritation as a result of their larger nipples. Thankfully, nipple reduction is possible with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Detroit area patients can turn to Dr. Rouchdi Rifai for safe and effective nipple reduction surgery at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery.

What is Nipple Reduction?

Nipple reduction is a plastic surgery procedure designed to remove some tissue from the nipples, resulting in a smaller overall size and reduced projection. This can resolve physical discomfort and irritation or restore patients’ confidence in their appearances. Nipple reduction surgery can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with other breast surgeries such as a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation.

How is Nipple Reduction Performed?

Nipple reduction can be performed under either local anesthesia or, when paired with other, more extensive surgeries, general anesthesia. Dr. Rifai utilizes the wedge removal technique to carefully remove sections of nipple tissue, reducing the overall size according to your goal results as discussed in your consultation. Once tissue removal is complete, the incisions are then closed with sutures. On average, nipple reduction surgeries take about an hour to complete.

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Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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Who is a Candidate for Nipple Reduction?

Most patients who are concerned about excessively or disproportionately large nipples are good candidates for nipple reduction surgery. Candidates may choose the surgery for purely cosmetic reasons or to resolve common issues like chafing or discomfort. The procedure is often paired with other breast surgeries, such as a breast reduction, breast lift, or breast augmentation, to complement results or maintain natural-looking proportions. In some cases, patients may also pair their nipple reduction with areola reduction. Prior to undergoing a nipple reduction, patients should be in good overall health. Dr. Rifai will review your health history to ensure that the procedure can be completed safely. Nipple reduction can in some cases interfere with the ability to breastfeed. For this reason, patients may be advised to wait until after they have children before pursuing nipple reduction surgery.

What Our Patients Say

“I had 2 surgeries with Dr rafai (December 2022 and March 2023) both went very smoothly and both he and his staff were available and able to answer questions I had throughout my recovery. I’m happy with the results and will use Dr rafai again if I decide to proceed with future surgeries. (I previously had bariatric surgery and have a lot of excess skin but chose to only address my torso/abdomen at this time.)”

- LB

“I just love my visits at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for all my skin care needs. It’s nice to walk in and be greeted by Megan. She is very friendly and she makes you feel welcome with all of your skin care needs. Dr. Fadi Is friendly and patient when it comes to listening to my skin care. He’s truly one of the best in the business! I would highly recommended booking an appointment as soon as they become available. They have special packages every few months and the results last a long time.”

- ML

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- RS

Recovery After Nipple Reduction

Nipple reduction requires no significant recovery or downtime. Most patients can return to their normal routines within a day or two of their surgery. Common side effects can include redness, slight swelling, and minimal discomfort. Some patients experience no pain at all as they heal from their nipple reduction surgery. Dr. Rifai will guide you through your recovery with specific aftercare instructions.

After nipple reduction surgery, some scarring is common, though this should not be noticeable. Some patients may lose or notice a change in nipple sensation after the procedure. Dr. Rifai will review reasonable expectations for your results during your consultation appointment.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about nipple reduction surgery, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rifai. Call Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.

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