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 is nipple reduction. Women in Danville, Walnut Creek, and throughout the East Bay choose this procedure to gain a significant improvement in the way they 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 consultation online or call his office at (925) 685-4533.

Nipple Reduction
Before & After Photos


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Nipple Reduction
Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
  • Nipple Reduction case #14 before photo
    Nipple Reduction case #14 after photo

    Case #14

    This gal was initially seeking a breast augmentation after having breast fed two children. In addition to the augmentation, she mentioned that since her pregnancies, her nipples were large, and actually drooped on her breast. She had heard about nipple reduction surgery, but was afraid of the pos... View Case 

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.

Meet Dr. Eric Mariotti

Dr. Mariotti offers much more than beautiful results - he'll ensure that you feel relaxed and cared for. Discover why people from around Walnut Creek trust him for their plastic surgery.

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Surgery Details

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. 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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