Nipple Repair Isn't Just For Women: Why Men Need It Too

Post-cancer breast restoration isn’t the only reason you might opt for nipple reformation surgery. Men and women with protruding nipples that show through clothes enjoy the smoother chests they can get with nipple reduction. Some people have asymmetrical nipples, meaning one side’s nipple and areola looks different compared to the other; nipple repair evens out your appearance.

Regardless of why you’re self-conscious about the look of your nipples, board-certified plastic surgery Tom Pousti, MD and our team at Pousti Plastic Surgery in San Diego, California, are ready to help. If you’re concerned about your nipples’ appearance, call today or book an appointment online.

Why nipple repair?

Nipple repair is normally understood in the case of breast cancer, when the breast is removed and reconstructed, but it can be necessary in other cases, too.

Men (and women) may be embarrassed by large, protruding nipples and puffy areolas – the dark area around the nipple. Both sexes may have asymmetrical nipples, too – meaning one side is larger and more prominent than the other. Nipple repair can even them out. Nipple repair may also involve the areola, the dark area around the nipple.

Benefits of nipple repair

Men who have overly protruding nipples love the results of nipple repair that reduces the size of their nipples and contributes to a more attractive and masculine-looking chest. Both the height and/or width of the nipple can be altered. The procedure is relatively minor, but the positive impact on your self-esteem and confidence is huge.

Nipple repair can make it so you’re no longer wary of taking your shirt off at the pool or when at the beach. Prominent nipples can show through clothes, which can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Repaired nipples give you a smoother chest that you can’t wait to show off.

What to expect during nipple repair

Men and women undergoing nipple repair or reduction are usually scheduled for an outpatient procedure. You go home the same day.

For nipple reduction, Dr. Pousti administers just local anesthesia. For more extensive repairs, including areola reduction, you may need general anesthesia. Areola reduction includes cutting away a small portion of the dark skin that surrounds your nipple and sometimes requires excision of some breast tissue if the areolas are also “puffy.”

For men needing areola reconstruction, Dr. Pousti may transplant skin from the scrotum, which is similar in color and texture.

If you’re concerned about the appearance of your breasts, nipples, or areola, consult with Dr. Pousti. He’s an expert in the field of plastic surgery and breast reconstruction and wants you to achieve a chest that makes you feel confident.

Call the office of Pousti Plastic Surgery, or book a consultation online to learn more about the wide array of plastic surgery procedures available to help you look and feel your absolute best. 

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