Prominent nipples and areolas are a common point of concern for men. An overprojecting nipple can restrict confidence and impact ones interest in warm weather activities. Overly large or wide areola can also be a point of concern. These issues are generally a result of genetics but can be caused by medications, steroid usage or weight fluctuations. While nipple reduction surgery reduces the size of the nipple, an areola reduction can be done to decrease the diameter or puffiness of the areola (surrounding darker tissue). It is quite common for one or both of these procedures to be combined with Gyecomastia or (Male Breast Reduction) to improve the chest’s overall appearance.
Most cases can be done safely and without pain in the office procedure room under local while the patient is awake. The procedure is short and completed without much interruption to daily life activities.
If you would like to learn more about the Nipple Reduction procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Shifrin today. Alternatively you can call our office at (312) 502-6200 to schedule your appointment.