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If you are seeking a skilled plastic surgeon in the Bethesda area who performs nipple reduction surgery, turn to the cosmetic breast surgery expert at Maia Plastic Surgery in 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 in 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 in the Bethesda, MD, area are invited to contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in Chevy Chase, MD, to schedule your nipple, areola or breast surgery consultation.

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Douglas D.

Dr Maia and her staff are truly professional: knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, kind, willing to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. They are there for you, and Dr Maia is talented. Super talented! You are in good, safe hands.

Brooke S.

Dr. Maia is such a great doctor! She does excellent work and makes you feel as if you are talking to a friend. I would highly recommend her to everyone I know!

Kerri L.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a consultation with Dr. Maia, not only was her expertise evident, her compassion shown through as she walked us through the process. Thankfully, I felt very comfortable trusting her as I underwent reconstruction surgery. I am very happy with the results and highly respect and recommend Dr. Maia.

Claire P.

My son had mole removed by Dr. Maia. She did a fantastic job. Friendly staffs and relax atmosphere. We have a wonderful experience in Dr. Maia office.

Larissa M.

Dr Maia and her staff were wonderful! I was super concerned in doing my procedure, but they walked me through every step. Had a really great experience with them❤️

Caroline H.

Dr Maia truly loves what she does. She is invested in making you the version of yourself you want to be. She listens attentively to what you want and makes relevant suggestions. She did not try to introduce anything unnecessary into my treatment plan. The results I achieved during my first treatment keeps me coming back. Her staff is excellent and works to accommodate your schedule. I have recommended Dr. Maia several times and each time I get the same positive feedback.

Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

Justine A.

This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

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