Nipple Reduction

Conveniently located to serve Pensacola, FL.

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Nipple Reduction Overview

Depending on the size the length of the nipple, different techniques are used to reduce nipple size. Nipple reduction can be performed in the office under local anesthesia or in an operating room at the time of another procedure.

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Typical Timing/Age

After the completion of childbearing and breastfeeding.


Excessively long or projecting nipples. Excessively large areolas are treated with a mastopexy.


Starts at $800 if both need reduction. *This is an estimation & prices may vary.


Local anesthesia if done in the office.


You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to care for others or drive a car.


You may shower the day of the procedure.


Exercise is ok 1 week after surgery.


Usually minimal.


Usually not present.


To reduce nipple size and projection.




Patients should have no future plans for breastfeeding as a nipple reduction may make breastfeeding difficult or no longer possible.

Hospital stay

Most patients go home after surgery. If done with only local anesthesia, patients can drive themselves home.

Walking After Surgery

You are encouraged to walk around the house as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.


Wait one week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period. After one week, sex is ok ONLY if your partner is able to resist touching your nipples. You are the only person allowed to touch your nipples for six weeks following surgery.


One day or less, depending on your type of work and pain medication requirements.

Inherent Risks & Complications

Bleeding, Infection, Poor scarring, Inability to breastfeed, Pain.

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