Named Among the Best Plastic Surgeons in Boston
Dr. Taylor & Dr. Sullivan, Nipple Surgery Specialists. Board-certified Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons in Boston, Massachusetts
Nipple surgery can correct issues in the appearance of nipples, address their projection, or repairs developmental anomalies or asymmetries. It can also address the areola, the pigmented area around the nipple.
There are various ways you can address a nipple issue depending on the specifics of the condition you are seeking to correct.
If you are bothered by the shape, size or position of your nipples you could consider surgery on your nipple or areaolae. Commonly these are performed at the time of other breast surgeries, but may also be performed on their own when breast is otherwise not of concern. Some procedures are considered cosmetic (nipple or areolar reduction, or inverted nipple correction), while some may be considered part of medical care (nipple reconstruction after mastectomy). During your consultation with Dr. Taylor & Dr. Sullivan, we will discuss what you hope to achieve and the best course of action specific to your situation.
You can go for a walk and perform light activities soon after your procedure. When performed in isolation these are often small procedures and you can go back to exercise within a few days. If they are performed as part of a bigger breast procedure, it may be several weeks before you can ramp up to full activity.
It is normal to lose some sensitivity in your nipples after surgery. Sensitivity should return to normal within a few months.
There can be a scar around the circumference of the areola or at the base of the nipple, but the nipple and areola are typically a favored places for making good scar, and often they are hard to see.
We will continue to be closely involved in your care during your recovery. We want to ensure you have a quick and effective recovery after nipple surgery. When performed in isolation these are small procedures, and typically not very painful. Following your surgery, you can expect to experience sensitivity in your nipples for a few days. Most patients do not require narcotic pain medications, but over the counter Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen usually suffices. Most commonly we use dissolving sutures underneath the skin, and you can shower within a day of surgery.
If you are interested in learning more about nipple or areaolar surgery, please contact us to set up your consultation with Dr. Taylor and Dr. Sullivan.
We hope to provide you with a thoughtfula and honest evaluation. Dr. Taylor and Dr. Sullivan have both been named among the best Board-certified Plastic Surgeons in Boston by Boston Magazine each year since they began practicing in the area. Excellence with compassion is the motto of Mount Auburn Hospital, which we aspire to achieve with each patient.
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