Nipple-Areola Reduction

Refine the Look of Your Breasts with Help from the Milwaukee Area’s Dr. Maida Parkins & Dr. Lucas Boehm

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As a woman, plastic surgeon Dr. Maida Parkins understands the important role breast aesthetics can play in life—and the big difference that even a small change can make in terms of confidence and feelings of femininity. Dr. Lucas Boehm always works to ensure no detail is overlooked. He enjoys getting to know his patients and taking the time to understand exactly their aesthetic goals.

Most breast surgeries focus on changing the volume or position of the breasts, with augmentation regularly topping charts as the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the United States each year. However, volume and position are not the only factors that contribute to a look of symmetry and proportion. Nipple-areola reduction at the Milwaukee area’s Parkins Plastic Surgery offers women who have overly large or asymmetrical nipples and areolas to enjoy a more balanced look.

For more information about nipple-areola reduction for the Milwaukee or Madison area, contact Parkins Plastic Surgery's friendly staff at (262) 269-1050 today, or send a message online!

Why Do Women Choose Nipple-Areola Reduction?

While the choice for any plastic surgery depends on a patient’s unique sense of self image and goals, nipple-areola reduction is commonly chosen by women whose nipple-areolar complexes developed to appear especially prominent or visibly asymmetrical. Smaller nipples and areolas can also grow in size and change their shape and color during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Nipple reduction can be part of overall breast augmentation surgery, while areola reduction is commonly included with both breast lift and reduction surgeries.

Personalized Nipple-Areola Reduction Consultations for Milwaukee and Madison Area Patients

Any procedure at Parkins Plastic Surgery will begin with a thorough consultation led by Dr. Parkins or Dr. Boehm. For nipple-areola reduction surgery, your surgeon will provide details about how to prepare, the day of the surgery, expected results, and recovery. You are encouraged to ask plenty of questions so that you feel comfortable with your decision. Understanding your BMI before your consultation will help determine your eligibility for surgery.

What Does Nipple-Areola Reduction Involve?

Nipple reduction involves Dr. Parkins or Dr. Boehm removing a small amount of tissue from the nipple, creating a smaller projection. Incisions and sutures are made at the base of the nipple itself.

Areola reduction typically involves removing darker-pigmented skin from the outermost portion of the circle and suturing the surrounding lighter-pigmented skin in place around the newly smaller areola. This reduces the areola’s overall diameter.

Both of these surgeries can be performed using local anesthesia, so there is no need for you to go under general anesthesia.

What Sets Our Surgeons Apart for Nipple-Areola Reduction?

Dr. Parkins brings an honest female perspective to every procedure she performs, including nipple-areola reduction surgery. By focusing on detail and understanding each person’s unique needs, she creates a patient-focused experience that encourages confidence and generates beautiful results. Dr. Boehm’s extensive training and experience in the latest plastic surgery techniques offers an innovative approach for all of his patients. He believes that a collaborative, bespoke approach to aesthetic surgery is key to achieving consistently beautiful results and happy patients.



Dr. Parkins & Dr. Boehm are committed to surgical excellence through education, compassion, and confidentiality. Their combined experience is unparalleled and highly sought after in the Madison and Milwaukee area. A consultation with either of our surgeons is conducted at our private, state-of-the-art surgical facility where you will have all your questions answered so you can confidently start your surgical journey.

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Recovery after Nipple-Areola Reduction

Expect to experience some post-surgery soreness and discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter medication. These sensations should resolve on their own within days of the procedure.

Women are encouraged to sleep on their back for a few weeks, but can typically return to work the following day and a generally active lifestyle in just one week. Note that every patient is different, so it is important to be aware of how your own body is recovering, as well as to follow Dr. Parkins’ or Dr. Boehm’s aftercare instructions and attend all necessary visits.

Inverted Nipple Repair

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An average of 10%-20% of the population has either one or two inverted nipples, meaning the nipple retracts inwards underneath the areolar plane instead of pointing outwards. It affects both men and women with 87% of cases being bilateral inversion (both nipples) and they tend to not cause any life-threatening problems. Inverted nipples can be congenital or acquired and have three different grades according to the degree of fibrosis, ease of manipulation, and extent of lactiferous ducts damage.
Inverted Nipple Correction

Many inverted nipples may start before puberty and will resolve on their own as time goes on. If they don’t resolve on their own and continue into adulthood, repair may be needed for breastfeeding, psychosocial, and/or cosmetic purposes. Dr. Parkins and Dr. Boehm offer inverted nipple correction for women and men under general or local anesthesia.

More Breast Surgery Choices

While nipple-areola reduction may be performed on its own or paired with lifts and reductions, it can also be part of augmentation with implants or fat grafting augmentation as desired. Any of these breast surgery options may be included in a Mommy Makeover.

Men seeking male breast reduction to address gynecomastia (development of male breasts) may also choose to have overly large nipples or areola reduced.

Get started today with nipple-areola reduction in the Milwaukee area with help from Parkins Plastic Surgery's. Call our beautiful Lake Country office in Oconomowoc, WI, at (262) 269-1050. You can also send a message online.


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