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Women who are uncomfortable or embarrassed at the size of their areolas or nipples may find themselves feeling self-conscious about their appearance—especially when they are being intimate with their partners. When large areolas or nipples are impacting one’s self-esteem, it may be time to consider the benefits of surgical intervention. Dr. Rachel Walker of the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas is a dedicated plastic surgeon who understands the impact this can have on a patient’s confidence, and can provide a solution. 

What is nipple reduction? 

Nipple reduction refers to reducing the size of either the nipples, areola, or both. Reducing these can help restore balance and harmony in the appearance of the chests. It may also be performed at the same time as breast reduction or breast augmentation to ensure the best finished results. Smaller nipples and areola can also have a more youthful appearance. 

What can I expect with nipple reduction? 

First, patients will need to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Rachel Walker of Dallas, TX. During this appointment, patients are evaluated to determine if the procedure can be performed. Patients might discuss their concerns, and our team can provide before and after photos for patients to look at to get an idea of what can be done. Once patients have decided to move forward with the procedure, they will schedule a surgical date. 

After the surgery, patients can expect some temporary tenderness, swelling, and discomfort. This is often well-managed with over-the-counter pain medications and proper wrapping of the area as needed. When done in conjunction with breast augmentation or reduction, patients may need to take some time off of work and other activities to facilitate faster healing and reduce the risk of complications. Aftercare instructions given by the plastic surgeon should be followed closely to ensure proper recovery. 

Dallas, TX plastic surgeon offers nipple reduction 

Patients of the area considering nipple reduction procedures will want to consult with a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rachel Walker to determine if they are a good candidate. The evaluation is scheduled at the office at 6190 LBJ Freeway, Suite #500 by calling (972) 661-5077. 

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