Breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction) has a high rate of patient satisfaction, as it can beautifully sculpt and enhance the chest for a more feminine, youthful physique. Yet if the nipples and areolas remain cosmetically unsatisfactory, breast surgery may not fulfill its cosmetic potential.
Dr. Savalia performs nipple and areola correction surgery to address asymmetry, over-projection, and a downward-pointing angle. He can also improve the look of overly puffy or large areolas. His meticulous surgical technique combined with exquisite artistry ensures your result is naturally elegant and personalized.
What is Nipple and Areola Correction?
Each patient will have specific concerns about the size, shape, and projection of their nipples. Some may be unhappy with enlarged areolas as well. Dr. Savalia will address these issues through a customized treatment plan that takes into account your chest size, aesthetic tastes, lifestyle, and overall health. The surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
To balance overly large nipples, Dr. Savalia will remove a small amount of skin and then taper the remaining skin closed, as though tightening purse strings. In cases where the nipples are facing downwards, he will utilize breast lift techniques to achieve a perkier breast profile. Finally, to correct puffy areolas, Dr. Savalia will make an incision encircling the pigmented area and remove a portion of the unwanted skin.
Who is a Good Candidate for the Procedure?
The first step in evaluating your candidacy is for you to attend a private consultation with Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Savalia. During this initial session, he will assess your cosmetic concerns, review your medical history, answer your questions, and present you with a customized treatment plan for resolving your issues. Good surgical candidates are physically and emotionally healthy non-smokers who are realistic in what they hope their surgery will achieve.
Women with the following concerns will be a good match for the procedure:
- Nipples that fall below the inframammary fold
- Downward-pointing nipples
- Enlarged areolas
What Procedures Can be Combined with Nipple and Areola Correction?
Nipple correction, whether to reduce or augment the size of the nipples, can be well-paired with breast augmentation, breast revision, mastopexy, or breast reduction, the end result being breasts that are aesthetically balanced and pleasing. The procedure can also be performed alongside abdominoplasty, liposuction, or facial rejuvenation techniques.
What Can I Expect After My Procedure?
Recovery after nipple and areola correction is far less demanding and time-consuming than that which occurs after breast augmentation or mastopexy. Most patients are able to return to work within a few days or by the end of the first week. Light exercise can be resumed within about three days. You will need to avoid wearing compressive or restrictive garments for the first few weeks in order to give your nipples time and space to heal. Instead of wearing a bra, you can opt for a camisole.
Why Choose Dr. Savalia?
Dr. Savalia is a leading breast surgery veteran who has gained a reputation for superior aesthetic results and a meticulously precise surgical execution. As a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Newport Beach and beyond, Dr. Savalia takes his time with each client to ensure they receive the personalized care that is the foundation of a successful outcome.
After obtaining his Medical Doctorate from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Savalia went on to complete a demanding fellowship in cosmetic surgery. He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at USC Medical Center and Keck School of Medicine where he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with young plastic surgeons beginning their careers. Dr. Savalia received the Orange County Medical Association 2018 Physician of Excellence Award and was honored as an Orange Coast Top Doctor and Castle Connolly Top Doctor for multiple years running.