Nipple Reduction

Nipple Reduction

Breast enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation are popular and generally well understood. A procedure that is less frequently discussed is nipple reduction. Women choose nipple reduction surgery to gain a significant improvement in the way they feel about their breasts and themselves.

Concord board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Mariotti is a skilled breast surgeon who also frequently performs nipple surgery. Together with his team, he strives to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere where you can feel confident about achieving your personal appearance goals.

or call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 to request a consultation.

Nipple Surgery at a Glance

Procedure Length

  • Nipple reduction typically takes about 30 minutes to perform

Side Effects

  • Mild Discomfort
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Temporary changes in nipple sensation


  • Only local anesthesia is required in most cases

Exercise and Activity

  • Short recovery before returning to your normal routine

The Best Candidates

The area of the breast women refer to as the “nipple” actually has 2 parts. There is the nipple itself, the gland that sticks out from the breast and the darkened skin that surrounds the nipple, known as the areola. Nipple reduction surgery can address the size of the nipple or the circumference of the areola.

Enlarged nipples or areolas can be due to genetics, childbirth or breastfeeding. Whatever the cause, many women feel self-conscious about the way that their nipples look. If you’re concerned that nipple reduction could affect sensation of your breast, you can rest assured that Dr. Mariotti’s patients maintain full sensation except in rare cases.

What to Expect

Nipple reduction is often performed as part of a breast reduction, breast lift, or a breast augmentation. If nipple reduction is not being combined with another breast enhancement procedure, it will probably be performed under local anesthesia.

Your nipple reduction will be performed at our surgery center and you can plan on returning home later the same day.

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Outstanding doctor and very professional. He listens to your needs and recommends what is best for you.

– Dawn F. (Breast Augmentation)

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Results of my surgery – excellent!

– Karla S. (Breast Reduction)

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I am only 7 days out and my implants already look amazing.

– Amanda E. (Breast Augmentation)

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I can’t express to you how truly pleased I am with the results.

– Paige O. (Breast Augmentation)

Before & After

View real patient before and after photos in our gallery.

Breast Augmentation

After Your Nipple Surgery

After nipple reduction surgery, you should expect only a very short recovery time before you are able to return to work and your normal routine. Your nipple-areolar complex should look more proportionate to the rest of your breast shape and also be centered appropriately to the contours of your breast.

Nipple Surgery FAQs

Not necessarily. While nipple reduction is most commonly incorporated as part of another breast enhancement surgery, it can also be scheduled as a solo procedure.

Typically, Dr. Mariotti places the incisions within the pigmented area surrounding the nipple, where they should heal up to nearly invisible after surgery.

Future weight gain or pregnancy that affects your breast size and shape could also affect the size and shape of your nipple-areolar complex. However, outside of these circumstances, most women are happy with their new look long-term.

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Take the first step toward your dream look and contact us online or call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 to request a consultation.

*Information for education only, not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary. Unless otherwise noted, images on this site are of models.

Nipple Reduction
Service Type
Nipple Reduction
Provider Name
Dr. Eric Mariotti,
2222 East Street #310,Concord,CA-94520,
Telephone No.925-685-4533
Walnut Creek, California
Board-certified plastic surgeon and breast surgeon Dr. Eric Mariotti offers nipple and areola reduction surgery at his Concord plastic surgery practice.