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title Nipple Reduction
Name optima date 2011-11-03

Nipple Reduction

There are many cases to have psychological complex due to big nipple

It is not that common in Korean women but there are cases that nipple is too big compared to breast. This is called hypertrophy, so it ugly by appearance and causes problems to do breast feeding, so it is good to correct within fast period.

The normal average diameter of areola of Korean women is 3.5~4.5cm, average diameter of nipple is about 1~1.5cm. In this case, nipple reduction surgery reduces the size of nipple and makes it in the balanced form. The surgery to reduce nipple into proper size is relatively easy and hardly leaves scar, so it is easy to rectify.

In case that nipple is bulged a lot abnormally or sagged, it is possible to cause mental inferiority and if nipple is too big compared to size of areola, though there are no functional problems, it could give deformed feeling and it is far from attractive nipple.

It should be selected the method to preserve breast feeding function especially and has less worry to recur without leaving scar after surgery according to reduction degree.

The cause of big nipple

This hypernipple could have natural causes, but it would be formed by stimulating or damaging nipple due to consistent pregnancy, breast feeding and stimulation, hypernipple could be rectified by removing excessive tissue by surgery and surgical scar does not matters too much due to characteristics of areolar tissue.

Too big nipple breaks harmonious balance with breast, so it is bad to see, and can give feeling that breast is sagging and cause problems to do breast feeding. It is opinion observed after breast feeding frequently. In this case, it is possible to rectify in the balanced form by reducing size of nipple by ‘Nipple Reduction Surgery’.

Surgical subject of nipple reduction

In case that nipple is too big compared to size of breast → in case that color of nipple is too dark, it is possible to rectify colors → in case that areola is too wide compared to nipple, it is possible to perform areolar reduction surgery

Surgical method of nipple reduction

The normal average diameter of areola of Korean women is 3.5~4.5cm, average diameter of nipple is about 1~1.5cm. In this case, nipple reduction surgery reduces the size of nipple and makes it in the balanced form. The surgery to reduce nipple into proper size is relatively easy and hardly leaves scar, so it is easy to rectify.

Surgical method is lower the height of nipple according to form of nipple and if the size of nipple itself, it would be corrected to nipple in the proper size by removing part of nipple.

Notice before surgery

01 Nipple reduction surgery is performed under local anesthesia.

02 Surgery is performed under local anesthesia, so you should fast more than four hours before surgery.

03 It is good to take a shower before surgery and not to apply anything on the body.

04 You should wear comfortable and relaxed top when you go to get surgery, and as possible, shirt with front opening is more comfortable to wear after surgery.Notice after surgery

01 You leave the hospital on the same day and surgery is performed under local anesthesia

02 Daily lives are possible after taking out stitches and it is possible to take a shower at this time.

03 For one month after surgery, aggressive exercise should be refrained, and for about 2~3 weeks, breast is very sensitive, so it is good to avoid physical contact.

04 Right after surgery, the sensitivity of nipple and breast is possible to be dulled temporarily, but it would come back slowly, so there is no need to worry too much.

05 Besides, for beautiful and healthy breast, self-diagnose of breast cancer would be performed every month like normal women, and it is good t get breast cancer screening once a year.

Side effects and complications

It does not touch lactiferous drifts and removes some tissue of nipple, so there is special inconvenience to do breast feeding. Right after surgery, the sensitivity of nipple and breast is possible to be dulled temporarily, but it would come back slowly, so there is no need to worry too much.

>What is areola?

The round skin in thick color around nipple is called areola. It plays a role of kind of biting area of breast, the diameter is from about 1.5cm to 6cm, and it has average 4cm size.

There are sweat glands or Montgomery’s glands on areola, and hair glands exist normally around nipple, so there are cases to have hair around nipple of women. Mostly, areola can have fine soft hairs on it and around it, and there could be some long hairs like armpit hairs.

And after adolescence, ‘Montgomery’s glands’ are soaring like acne on areola; this Montgomery’s gland has secretions to protect skin of areola and nipple. This Montgomery’s glands are more noticeable in pregnancy, and the degree to be bulging and number of this has difference between people.

In breast tissue, there are few muscles, but areola has muscle tissue, so nipple would be erected by shrinking these muscles when various stimulations such as cold or sexual stimulation are adding. Of course, in breast feeding, nipple would be bulging that baby can bite well.

In case to rectify color of areola

The color of areola depends on skin and area is different from people. Usually, in case that skin is bright color, sometimes it has pink color, and in case of dark skin, it has dark color in general.

In case that the color is too light, it is possible to rectify as dark color with the method of tattoo etc, this is uncommon surgery in Korea except breast reconstructive surgery.

However, areola is wide and has dark color naturally, it is possible to light the color before marriage, and in case that areola is too dark after childbirth, it is possible to light the color.

At this time, surgery would be performed to rectify color with laser, and according to cases, the color would be light by one treatment, and mostly, color correction would be done through several repetition treatments.