Even if you’re perfectly happy with the size and proportion of your bust, it’s still perfectly normal to feel somewhat self-conscious about the size and projection of your nipples. When a person is struggling with nipple projection, certain types of clothes, bathing suits, and other garments can make a person uncomfortable. The good news, however, is that board-certified plastic surgeon Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS performs nipple reduction surgery for patients in Newport Beach and the surrounding areas who would like to reduce the size and projection of their nipples.
What Happens After Nipple Reduction Surgery?
Immediately following your surgery, you’ll likely experience some numbness or discomfort in your nipples for the first several hours. This is generally mild and often effectively treated with over-the-counter pain medications. Dr. Wirth will often utilize a short course of antibiotics, but frequently an antibiotic ointment is the main topical therapy.
You may notice some bruising in the area for the first week after surgery, but this will resolve. For pure nipple projection reduction procedures, the surgery site will heal over during the first week, and you may experience a slight amount of fluid on the dressings that are changed daily and as needed.
While you can return to work the day after your surgery, strenuous activities are discouraged for the first three weeks, and protection from any trauma or injury to the area is important. There will be no restrictions on activities by approximately the third week after surgery, and Dr. Wirth will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions following this simple outpatient procedure.