Marina Del Rey
310.300.1779

Nipple and Areola Surgery Risks

Many patients, both women and men, find that they are unhappy with their nipples or areolas. To correct large and/or asymmetric nipples or areolas, Dr. David Stoker offers nipple and areola surgery. Risks accompany any surgery, including nipple and areola surgery. Risks can be minimized, however, because Dr. Stoker will pay careful attention to your medical history and his surgical plan.  Certain pre-existing health conditions or lifestyle choices or body types will influence his recommendation of surgical procedure to reduce your risks and possible complications.

Dr. Stoker will be happy to meet with you to discuss your issues and concerns. Call his office at (310) 300-1779 or request a consultation online.



Nipple and Areola Surgery Risks (a partial list):


  • Loss of nipple sensation (usually temporary)
  • Infection
  • Hematoma (collection of blood under the tissue)
  • Seroma (collection of fluids under the tissue)
  • Asymmetry
  • Tissue Necrosis (death of skin, or fatty tissue)
    • Extremely uncommon
    • Smoking or poor circulation will increase this risk

Why Consider Dr. Stoker?

Dr. Stoker employs state-of-the-art techniques in his practice to provide you precise results.  He has published multiple clinical studies regarding breast surgery techniques and safety in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.  Dr. Stoker has been in private practice for over a decade and is a leader in the field of nipple and areola plastic surgery.

For further information:
Contact Dr. David Stoker by phone today at (310) 300-1779 or request a consultation online.