Large Areolas & Nipples; Yes There is a Surgery for You!

By Dr. Randy Rudderman
In Plastic Surgery Articles

woman-covering-breasts1Most women today are aware of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift procedures  to change the size, shape, contour and position of the breast, but few know about areolar surgery to change the size and shape of the areola in a safe and predictable manner. Patients seldom realize that isolated problems of the nipples and areolas can be corrected. Let’s clarify. A lot of patients refer to this region as their nipples but there are two different components. The nipple is the central part that normally protrudes.  The flatter disk shaped portion is known as the areola.  The nipple and areola together should complement the breast size and shape.  Inverted nipples, large areolas, and protruding or “puffy” nipples can cause frustrations and self-consciousness.

Whether genetics or pregnancy has impacted the look of the nipple and/or areola, Dr.Randy Rudderman is compassionate with his care and has helped many women achieve pleasing results.  Nipple reduction and areolar surgeries are very popular today to restore balance to the breasts.  These surgeries should be trusted in the hands of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Rudderman.

Benefits of Areolar Surgery

  • Reduces the size of the areola to balance it with the breast
  • Improves the symmetry of the nipple/areolar area
  • Reduces puffiness of the areola
  • Removes prominent bumps often caused by nipple stimulation
  • Mimics the effect of  a slight breast lift
  • Results in a more youthful looking breast

Benefits of Nipple Surgery

  • Achieves normal nipple projection
  • Keeps nipple from sinking into the breast
  • Rejuvenates nipples after pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Gives the patient improved confidence in intimate situations
  • Patients can achieve beautiful, natural results

Nipple and/or areolar surgeries are often performed in tandem with breast lifts or breast augmentations. Dr.Rudderman’s goal is to deliver the best plastic surgery results in a safe environment with your concerns in mind.  Patients have trusted him for years, and you can too! Call to schedule your consultation today.



Dr. Randy Rudderman

Dr. Randy Rudderman

Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta, focusing on the full range of aesthetic procedures – eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelifts and facial reconstruction, among others. He also has a distinguished career in the reconstructive surgery arena, including facial and breast reconstruction. He has worked as a key member of teams from several prestigious organizations – including the AO-ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) Foundation in Davos, Switzerland, and has conducted research at Case Western Reserve University Medical Centers, CWRU Engineering School, and NASA – producing breakthroughs in joining the science of facial biomechanics and reconstructive Plastic Surgery with rapidly evolving technological innovations.

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