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Nipple Surgery

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Nipple Surgery

  • Duration: App. 1 hour
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
  • Fasting: From 8 hours before the surgery
  • Stitch Removal: 10~14 days after
  • Hospitalization: N/A
  • Hemo Vac Removal: 3 days after the surgery
  • Recommended Staying Period in Korea: Min. 3~4 days
  • Mani & Pedicure: Must be removed

Before & After

What is Nipple Surgery?

If the nipple is retracted or abnormally big, then nipple surgery is necessary for an ideal nipple shape. Nipple surgery corrects nipples that are retracted within the breast and reduces nipples that are abnormally big. Nipples are not only for aesthetic purposes but are also functionally responsible for breast feeding. Nipple surgery at WONJIN is necessary to correct nipple abnormalities.

Appropriate for those who

  1. Have abnormally large nipples
  2. Dissatisfied with current shape of nipples

Nipple Reduction Surgical Method

Technique of preserving mammary duct


Case of wide papilla – to reduce the width of the nipple 

Incise partial area of nipple and suture it.


Case of long papilla – to reduce the length of the nipple

Incise partial skin of the root of nipple (avoid damaging mammary duct), suture the nipple with the areola.

Technique of NOT preserving mammary duct


V-incision method – to reduce the length/size of the nipple

Incise the tip of nipple in a shape of the letter V and suture it; reduce both the overall size and length of the nipple

Inverted Nipple Surgical Method

Technique of preserving mammary duct

To avoid damaging the nipple, the smallest incision is made; only appropriate for slightly inverted cases and there is a slight chance of relapse.

  1. Before procedure
  2. Incise nipple
  3. Lengthen mammary duct
  4. Create the skin flap in triangular shape
  5. Pull out the nipple
  6. Suture

Technique of NOT preserving mammary duct

Directly incise the tip of nipple, effective for deeply inverted nipple and/or revision surgery case

  1. Before procedure
  2. Incise nipple
  3. Incise mammary duct tissue
  4. Hemostasis
  5. Suture in stages
  6. Complete suturing