Disproportionally long, wide, misshapen, or asymmetric nipples and areolae can keep you from feeling your best about yourself. Fortunately, all of these issues are treatable with plastic surgery.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Carlisle performs nipple and areola reduction for West Des Moines, IA, men and women who want to elevate their chest appearance, often after pregnancy, weight loss, or other body changes.

How Are Nipple & Areola Reduction Performed?

For nipple reduction, Dr. Carlisle creates a small incision in the nipple itself and then reshapes it to reduce its size and projection.

For area areola reduction, Dr. Carlisle creates an incision disguised around the outer edge of the areola. He then removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissues to decrease the circumference of the dark tissue surrounding the nipple.

While many people opt to have both procedures done together, either option can be performed on its own. These procedures are often included as part of a breast lift, breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery.

Meet Our Providers

At Koch & Carlisle, we have assembled a team of three highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons—two for the face and one for the breast and body. The result: exceptional plastic surgery results from head to toe for the West Des Moines, IA, area.

How Much Does Nipple & Areola Reduction Cost?

The price of nipple and/or areola reduction at our West Des Moines practice starts at $1,200 and varies from person to person. We will provide you with a personalized estimate at the time of your consultation.

How Long Is Recovery After a Nipple or Areola Reduction?

Recovery from both procedures is fairly minimal. Most people return to desk work within a few days and resume exercise after about 4 to 6 weeks. It’s normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and soreness for a week or two following your procedure.

Your Consultation

If you would like to meet with Dr. Carlisle to discuss your aesthetic goals, please request a consultation online or call (515) 277-5555. Our West Des Moines office welcomes people interested in nipple and areola reduction from Ankeny, Urbandale, Davenport, and throughout Iowa.

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