Eric Mariotti M.D.

Nipple Reduction

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Breast enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation are popular and generally well-understood. A procedure that is less frequently discussed among women in San Ramon, Danville and Walnut Creek is nipple reduction. Although it is less widely known, nipple reduction can create a significant improvement in the way that women feel about their breasts and themselves.

Dr. Mariotti is a board certified plastic surgeon serving the East Bay. If you'd like to make an appointment, simply request a consultationrequest a consultation online or call his office at (925) 685-4533.

Nipple Reduction Before & After

Each patient is unique. These are Dr. Mariotti's actual patients. Click the thumbnails for a more detailed view, or visit our nipple reduction gallery to see more patient cases.

Nipple Reduction Before


Nipple Reduction After


Why Nipple Reduction?

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.

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Surgery Details

Nipple reduction is often performed as part of a breast reduction, breast lift, or a breast augmentation for Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and Danville patients. If nipple reduction is not being combined with another breast enhancement procedure, it will probably be performed under local anesthesia. After surgery, you should expect only a very short recovery time before you are able to return to work and your normal routine.

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