Nipples can be aptly described as “the cherry on top” of an aesthetically pleasing breast. Congenital deformities, trauma or normal aging could have an impact on the correct size and position of the nipple, as well as the areola – the pigmented part around the nipple.

Patients may present with inverted nipples, very large nipples, absent nipples or very large or small areolar areas. In some cases, patients might also require a nipple lift, where the nipples have descended due to weight loss or after child birth. This procedure forms a natural part of breast reduction and breast lift surgery but can also be performed as a standalone procedure where necessary.

Suitable patients

Patients undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure should be healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations.

Cosmetic surgery must be tailored to each patient, depending on their concerns and their specific anatomy. 

You could consider this procedure if:

  • Your nipples are overly large or small
  • Your areolar area is overly large
  • Your nipple-areola complex sits very low
  • You present with asymmetry of the nipples or areola
  • Your nipples are very big
  • Your nipples are inverted
  • You have excess nipples or absent nipples

When performing this surgery, it is important to remember that, for both sexes, the nipple also plays a functional role, and nipple sensation or the ability to breastfeed might be impacted negatively by any surgery performed.