Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Prominent nipples or puffy areolas can be a source of great embarrassment for men. In Los Angeles, nipple reduction surgery reshapes or reduces the size of the nipples to contribute to a more attractive, more masculine chest. Although it is a relatively minor procedure, nipple reduction can have a major effect on a man's confidence and self-esteem.
To meet your individual goals, I will spend time discussing your options and will help you select the right approach to your surgery. Your individual concerns matter when it comes to nipple reduction, so it's important to take the time to customize your approach with your surgeon.
Prominent nipples and areolas are most commonly caused by a genetic predisposition. Certain medications, steroids or weight fluctuations may also have an effect. Although it may impact men of all ages, it is most common among younger men.
Many people confuse the areola (the darker skin around the nipple) with the nipple (the projected part of the breast). Nipple reduction surgery reduces the size of the nipple, but I can also perform an areola reduction, which decreases the diameter or puffiness of the areola. It is quite common for one or both of these procedures to be combined with male breast reduction to improve the chest's overall appearance.
It is crucial to find an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who can determine if firm breast tissue behind the areola is causing the nipples to project. Surgeons who have performed many of these procedures have a better understanding of how much tissue should be removed to create a flatter appearance.
Nipple reduction surgery in Los Angeles lasts approximately one hour and is usually performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, I place discrete incisions on the nipple or areola and remove excess breast tissue. If you have an over-projecting nipple, I may remove a portion of the nipple, allowing me to create a more ideal contour. During your initial consultation, we will have a candid discussion about your concerns so I can customize a technique to achieve your goal.
Men who have large or droopy nipples are the best candidates for surgery. Patients should be in good overall health, with blood pressure under control. Candidates who smoke should stop before the procedure.
Recovery from nipple reduction surgery in Los Angeles is short and only mildly uncomfortable. Most patients experience no bruising, very little swelling and minimal tenderness around the incision area. Men who had large areolas may feel the skin over their chest muscles tighten, causing the areolas to diminish in size. Most patients return to normal activity within one day.
As with any surgery, there is a chance of infection, bleeding or skin damage. However, these risks are extremely uncommon in my experience. Keep in mind that with any surgery, no matter how minor, it is critical to find a highly skilled plastic surgeon to minimize risk and achieve the look you desire.