Much like the breasts, nipples can vary in size and shape. While this is no reason to be concerned, it can lead to patients feeling self-conscious or unhappy with their nipple size. A nipple reduction allows patients to reduce the diameter of their nipples and feel more confident in their skin. This procedure is also able to be combined with a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction depending on your aesthetic goals. 

What to Expect

Your first step at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery will be your consultation with Dr. Shim Ching. During this time he will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. He will examine the area and discuss what you hope to achieve with the procedure. Following this, he will be able to determine if the surgery is right for you, and the results you can expect to follow.

Who Is a Candidate

A nipple reduction is available for most men or women who are not satisfied with their nipple size. Others who may benefit from this procedure include people who have recently lost a substantial amount of weight and seen their nipples stretch. It may also be ideal for women after pregnancy or breastfeeding, as nipples can sometimes change. It is also an option for anyone who is unhappy with the size or symmetry of their breasts. Patients should be done growing before this procedure is performed.

Your Recovery

Recovery after nipple reduction surgery is relatively quick, with many patients able to return to work immediately after surgery. There may be some bruising and swelling, but this should not last for too long. During your recovery, you will want to avoid strenuous activities including heavy lifting and intense cardio. The area will be sensitive to the touch, and you will want to avoid contact for a few weeks. To ease any discomfort you can take over-the-counter pain medications.

The Procedure

This surgery is a fast procedure that is normally completed in about ten minutes. Scars from this procedure is generally not visible 

When You Will See Results

Due to swelling and bruising in the area, it may take a few weeks for you to see the full results of your procedure. You will have a follow-up appointment to ensure that your post-operative care is going well and that you are healing nicely. 

Why Choose Dr. Ching 

Dr. Shim Ching is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Oahu, Hawaii. He sees patients from throughout Hawaii, as well as all over the world. What sets Dr. Ching apart from other plastic surgeons on Oahu is the innovative and advanced techniques he uses. This leads to results that exceeds patients’ expectations. 

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