• Nipple Reduction

    • Retraction and Nipple Plastic Surgery
    • Nipple Reduction
  • The condition called hypertrophy of the nipple is when the nipple is relatively big compared to the breast. It is not that common in Korean women, but becomes more apparent after breast feeding. The average diameter of a normal areola is 3.5~4.5cm. The average diameter of a normal nipple is about 1~1.5cm and height about 7~9mm.
  • Although there are no functional problems associated with hypertrophy of the nipple, the bulge or sagging of an abnormally large nipple may cause feelings of mental inferiority and unattractiveness
  • In addition, abnormally large nipples break the harmonious balance of the breast, so it is unpleasant to look at. It could also give feelings of discomfort during breast feeding, so it is good to restore balance to the breast by reducing the size of the nipple with ‘Nipple Reduction Surgery’.
Nipple Reduction Surgical Method
  • Surgical methods vary according to the size of the nipple, but the principle of selecting a method that preserves the function of breast feeding, with low recurrence rates and leaves the smallest possible scar after surgery is always employed.
    In the case of long nipples, it is possible to lower them by removing skin from the center part of the nipple. In the case that the diameter of the nipple is too big, it is possible to restore balance with the remaining tissue from the part of the nipple that has been removed.
  • The surgery to reduce the size of a nipple to the proper size is relatively easy and hardly leaves a scar, so it is easy to rectify.
Side Effects of Surgery
  • Depending on the surgical method, the degree of scarring may differ, but in most cases remain hardly noticeable. In addition, for the most part, surgery does not involve any contact with the lactiferous ducts, so there is no affect on the ability to breast feed. Recurrence is rare, and the sensitivity of the nipple may become temporarily dull, but after some time will slowly return, so there is no need to worry.