While a number of plastic surgery procedures are catered to women, there are indeed a plethora of plastic surgery procedures designed specifically for men. If you are a man and unhappy with a specific part of your body, the surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Group are skilled in a procedure that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Below, we will go over the male nipple reduction procedure. This procedure is utilized to make the male nipple smaller in area, providing greater self-confidence for men who are concerned with this area of their body.
Men who have always felt self-conscious about the size of their nipples should be the first to consider this procedure. Whether you avoid taking your shirt off in front of others, avoid situations which require you to be shirtless, or feel extremely uncomfortable when your nipples show through your shirt, a male nipple reduction is a relatively easy quick fix that will provide you with renewed self-esteem. When our clients are more concerned with the level their nipples protrude from the chest, we often recommend a gynecomastia procedure to reduce male breasts. This procedure is much more intensive than a nipple reduction.
After determining the patient is a solid candidate for male nipple reduction, the plastic surgeon will be able to schedule an in-office procedure. First, the patient will be placed under local anesthesia. The procedure is extremely simple, involving a simple chevron incision around the nipple to remove excess tissue. Absorbable sutures are expertly placed to create the most aesthetically pleasing end result. An antibiotic ointment will be placed on the affected area and bandaged to allow it to heal. The entire procedure takes just 30 minutes.
The recovery period from a male nipple reduction is relatively short. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for a few days and take Tylenol as needed to control the pain. After a few days, most patients are able to go about their regular activities with renewed confidence.
If you are a man who has been self-conscious about his nipple size for some time, it may be time to consider a male nipple reduction. This procedure is quick, inexpensive, and relatively pain-free. If you are unsure if you would make a good candidate for the male nipple reduction procedure, schedule an appointment with the Plastic Surgery Group today. We will compassionately go over your areas of concern to design a surgical plan that will give you the results you are looking to achieve.