It’s an issue that women often worry about, yet is rarely discussed: how are your nipples affected during breast augmentation? Will they stay in the same place? Will they look the same? These questions are perfectly normal, even if the answers seem hard to find.
It’s important to know that if you’re happy with your nipples right now, there’s no reason you should expect to see significant changes in shape, size or placement after your breast augmentation. However, for women who have concerns over their nipple appearance, including correction at the same time as your augmentation is certainly possible.
Options for Nipple Correction
There are a few common nipple issues that can be easily addressed with cosmetic surgery:
- Inverted nipples turn inward rather than outward, and can cause complications when breastfeeding.
- Enlarged nipples and areolas are commonly seen in women with large or droopy breasts, as the weight of the breast tissue causes the areolas to enlarge.
- Puffy nipples are often seen in women with tuberous breasts, and develop as a result of constricted breast tissue growth that pushes into the nipple area instead of rounding and softening outward.
The appearance of your nipple is important to the overall aesthetic of your breasts, as the nipple and areola are central breast features. Although your nipples shouldn’t be impacted by your breast augmentation, steps can be taken during surgery to improve the look of nipples or areola if they make you feel self-conscious. Nipple correction can also be performed as a solo procedure in women who aren’t interested in undergoing additional breast enhancement.
Dr. Jeremy Pyle is proud to provide high-quality cosmetic surgery results and a personal approach to patient care. From the first consultation through the final results, Dr. Pyle approaches each step in the surgical process with a wealth of experience and close attention to his patients’ needs. Time and communication are key to understanding your goals, and Dr. Pyle makes sure his patients enjoy the benefits of caring and personal discussion along with state-of-the-art techniques and satisfying outcomes.
Dr. Pyle focuses on breast enhancement and body contouring procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and liposuction. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
A native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Pyle graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois before moving to North Carolina to spend six years in Plastic & Reconstructive surgery training at Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine. While performing as Chief Resident he served as Chairman of the Resident Quality Improvement Council and was awarded House Officer of the Year Honors. Dr. Pyle then moved to Raleigh to begin his career as a Plastic Surgeon.
Dr. Pyle serves as a committee member for the North Carolina Medical Society and on the Rex Hospital Institutional Review Board. He is working with the North Carolina Medical Society on an educational video program for young physicians called “The Pyle Files.” He was awarded the 2010 Georgiade Award for Research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons.