Can Enlarged Nipples Be Corrected Easily?

I definitely have enlarged nipples. Is it easy to correct them? I do not want to go through a very difficult procedure for something so small. Are there any non-invasive procedures that would do the trick?


F, 36, New York

Tags:nipples too large non surgical

The simple answer is YES.  The how could be best explained after an examination. 

Dr Corbin

Correction of enlarged nipples is a tragedy operation that can be done in the office with local anesthesia in most cases.  Be sure to discuss your goals and concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon and consider the pros and the cons. Be certain your surgeon is properly certified. I've attached a link where you can start your search. If, by non-invasive, you mean non-surgical, then the answer is that there is no such procedure.

Yes, it requires a small procedure to accomplish this.  It can be done with local anesthesia in the office.  Just consider that afterward, it is possible that it could alter your nipple sensation and potentially your ability to breast feed.  Best of luck!

There are no non-invasive procedures -- it will require surgery.  The exact method to be used would be determined by a physical exam and discussion with you about your goals.  Best to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon about this.

Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS

New York City

Yes- it's a very straightforward in office procedure that can be done under local anesthesia with minimal recovery. Good Luck!

If you are concerned about wide areolas, there is surgery to help but a consultation is needed to see what method would work best for you.

If you are concerned about the height of the nipples, there is also a simple surgical fix for this.

There is no "non-invasive" treatment -- sorry.

Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS

New York City