Nipple Reduction/ Areolar Reduction
The size and shape of the nipple, while not typically an indicator of a health concern, can cause aesthetic distress for some individuals. The nipple is cylindrical in shape with a curved top, however, nipple hypertrophy occurs when the projection or diameter of the nipple is overly tall or wide. Nipple hypertrophy can be present during puberty but can also be caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, or trauma to the tissue.
When performing a nipple reduction, the focus is more commonly on the projection, or height, of the nipple. The diameter, or width, of the nipple can also be corrected during the procedure.