Among the latest “big trends” for the next year, we’ve heard rumblings that small nipples might be up there. Now, we’re all familiar with breast augmentation—a procedure designed to make the breasts appear larger. But making the nipple smaller seems like a rather novel procedure. We should probably talk about what’s involved and why someone might want to get a nipple change.
Now, this nipple surgery is not the same thing as the kind of nipple reconstruction that accompanies reconstructive breast surgery (the type of surgery one might get after a double mastectomy). They’re incredibly different procedures! We’re going to focus on cosmetic nipple surgery.
Why Get Nipple Surgery?
Nipple surgery might seem like it’s incredibly shallow or vain. After all, how many people actually see your nipples? Is it unrealistic to expect even the most private parts of your body to appear absolutely beautiful all the time? Well, yes. And if you feel comfortable with your nipples, you should not feel compelled to, somehow, improve them.
But not everyone feels comfortable with the way their nipples look, no matter how many people (or who) might see them. Because, importantly, you see them. Patients will get nipple surgery for a wide variety of reasons, including the following:
- Patients might feel uncomfortable because of inverted nipples
- Enlarged nipples due to breastfeeding children
- Drooping nipples due to age or breastfeeding
- Discomfort caused by the interaction of clothing and larger nipples
- General aesthetic preferences
Indeed, the motivations behind nipple surgery often center on retrieving a more youthful look for the patient. They want their nipples (as with the breasts) to look more like they did in their youths. In that way, nipple surgery is not terribly different than many other forms of surgery.
How is Nipple Surgery Performed
Most nipple surgery procedures tend to be minimally invasive, with only small changes made to each nipple. However, each patient will be different. That means it depends on what the patient’s primary issue is and the best way to solve it.
In other words, the best way to find out if you’re the right candidate for something like nipple surgery is to talk to a surgeon. Most surgeons offer confidential and (maybe more importantly) complimentary consultations. So if you want nipple surgery, that type of consultation is the right place to start!