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If you are seeking a skilled plastic surgeon near the Bethesda area who performs nipple reduction surgery, turn to the cosmetic breast surgery expert at Maia Plastic Surgery near Chevy Chase, MD. The nipple and areola size and shape are important to the aesthetics of the breasts. When the areola is too wide in circumference or the nipples are too large, it can create an unbalanced appearance. One of the cosmetic breast surgery options at Maia Plastic Surgery is nipple reduction surgery, performed by our mammaplasty specialist, Dr. Munique Maia, at our clinic near the Bethesda, MD, area.

The areola is the round, darker skin surrounding the nipple. In some women, the areola can seem overly wide or large, encompassing a large portion of the breast. Nipples can also be larger, or long or protrude, which can be seen through a bra or clothing. Nipple or areola reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure to create an areola and nipple that is balanced with the size of the breast. In most cases, both the nipple and areola are reduced to create the desired size and shape.

Areola and Nipple Resizing

There are a variety of issues that can occur with nipples and areolas that enhance their size or shape. Genetics play an important part in the size and shape of nipples or areolas, as some women are born with asymmetrical or larger areolas or nipples. Lifestyle factors can also have an impact. Some women experience stretched or sagging nipples after breastfeeding or due to aging.

Areola or nipple reduction surgery can be performed as a single procedure or in conjunction with another cosmetic breast surgery. Dr. Maia is highly skilled and uses her expertise to reshape and resize the areola and nipple to the preference of the patient while carefully and discreetly hiding the incisions and scars. The result is nipples and areolas that look balanced and natural after the procedure is complete.

Men and women who want to explore nipple or areola reduction near the Bethesda, MD, area are invited to contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery near Chevy Chase, MD, to schedule your nipple, areola or breast surgery consultation.

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J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

David R.

Dr. Maia, Alana, and Kristina are talented, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great results, great support, and very responsive to any questions. Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their quality of life!

Erez D.

Dr Maia is the consummate plastic surgeon. From her compassion to exceptional surgical skill and results, there is no better. Would give 10 stars if I could.

Deise G.

I had a great experience with doctor Maia. Beyond my expectations.

Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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