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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 Tysons Corner, VA.

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 Washington, DC, area are invited to contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in Tysons Corner, VA, to schedule your nipple, areola or breast surgery consultation.

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