Marina Del Rey
& Beverly Hills

Nipple and Areola Correction

Even if you are pleased with the overall shape of your breasts, irregularities of the nipples and areolasmay lead to feelings of self-consciousness.  Concerns about the nipples and areolas are much more common than you might think.  Fortunately,nipple and areola correction procedures are often able to correct the problem. 

 A noted breast surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. David Stoker has over a decade of experience with all types of nipple and areola correction.  He will give you an accurate diagnosis of your specific problem and then present you with appropriate treatment options.

 Dr. Stoker is happy to meet with you in person to discuss your concerns. You cancontact Dr. Stoker by phone at(310) 300-1779 or request a consultation online.

The following represent the most common types of nipple and areola correction procedures performed by Dr. Stoker:

Nipple Reduction Surgery

Reducing Nipple Length and Over-projection

Problem:The nipples may be longer than normal; this may cause the nipples to sag or to stick out rather prominently. This condition occurs frequently following breast feeding, but may also occur because of genetic predisposition.

Solution:Dr. Stoker will help the patient choose the optimal procedure based on their particular anatomy.

    • In the case of long nipples, the tip of the nipple may be removed and the nipple base tucked in a way that incision is difficult to detect.
    • Another option is removing an outer ring from the nipple base. The inner ring is then pushed back into the breast and sutured in place.

Reducing Nipple Width

Problem:  Nipples that are too large in diameter.
Solution:  Overly wide nipplesmay be reduced by removing a section with a width reduction procedure.  The incisions tend to heal in a very discreet way.

Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery
When the nipples are inverted to any extent, they can be corrected with a simple procedure.

Areola Reduction Surgery
This procedure can correct areolas that are puffy or have a large diameter.

Nipple and Areola Correction: What is the Recovery Like?
Generally speaking, nipple and areola correction surgeries have a rapid recovery time. Some of Dr. Stoker’s patients return to work on the same day as the procedure, while others wait two or three days. The incision should be fully healed within a month.  Strenuous activity should be avoided during this healing period.

Why Dr. Stoker for Nipple and Areola Correction?
In his nearly two decades of practice, Dr. David Stoker has performed thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures, a sizableproportion of which are breast operations.  In addition to this extensive experience, he has authored several articles published in prestigious medical journalsdealing with safety issues and techniques of breast surgery, including an article describing his state-of-the-art approach to inverted nipple correction. His distinguished reputation has garnered him high-profileappearances on such hit TV shows as Dr. Phil, the Today show, and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition; he has also been featured in The New York Times.

Take the Next Step:
Call Dr. Stoker’s office today at (310) 300-1779 or set up an introductory consultation online. Our friendly staff members will be delighted to assist you with whatever you may need.