Introduction to Nipple Reduction

Nipple reduction may not be as well-known as breast augmentation or breast reduction, but is an essential part of the breast for a number of reasons, and is something for women to consider. Your nipples and areolae play a large part in the aesthetic appearance of your breasts, and just like every other unique part of your body, nipples vary in size, shape, and color. In some cases, the size and shape of the nipples and areolas can negatively impact one’s self-esteem. If you have overly large nipples and would like to reduce their size, a Nipple Reduction surgery in Miami, FL from Dr. Michael Keyes at Celebrity Plastics can be the answer for many women seeking to correct this.

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What is a Nipple Reduction?

Nipple Reduction is a cosmetic, surgical procedure used for unusually large nipples, called hypertrophic nipples, which are usually concerned about the prominence of the nipples, which can sometimes stand out even under clothing, making a woman feel self-conscious. Some patients have different-sized nipples that can make them self-conscious. Nipple hypertrophy may also lead to chafing and irritation from constant rubbing against clothes, which can cause further discomfort. Although it is a private and intimate area of the body, having regular-sized nipples can also be important to overall body confidence.

During a nipple reduction surgery, Dr. Keyes removes extra skin and tissue to decrease your nipples’ height or projection. The procedure can also focus on the diameter or width of your nipples. Dr. Keyes uses a number of surgical techniques to correct nipple hypertrophy that will result in a smaller, less pendulous, more attractive nipple. In cases where only one nipple is enlarged, nipple reduction of the larger nipple can improve the symmetry of the nipples. In addition, irregularly shaped nipples can be surgically corrected to appear rounder and more symmetric.

What are the benefits of a Nipple Reduction?

The majority of benefits to getting a Miami Nipple Reduction are aesthetic, but there are other ways this procedure can improve your body. These include:

  • Smaller nipples that feel and look more natural to your breast size
  • Correction of changes to your nipple due to breastfeeding or hormonal developmental changes
  • Asymmetrical nipples if there is irregularity in size
  • Solution to chafing on clothes or undergarments due to enlarged nipples
  • Overall improved confidence in your breasts

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Who are the best candidates for the Nipple Reduction procedure?

Many women choose to get a nipple reduction after breastfeeding, due to changes in their bodies. If you have irregular-sized nipples you may also be a candidate. Hormonal changes and development changes can also cause an increase in nipple size, making you an ideal candidate for nipple reduction. Additionally, some men opt to get a nipple reduction for a variety of reasons. If you are interested in getting nipple reduction surgery, it is best to book a consultation.

What’s the first step?

The first step before deciding to go ahead with a nipple reduction is to schedule a consultation. During this session, Dr. Keyes will explain what nipple reduction involves. He will assess your desired outcomes and determine whether you are the right candidate for this procedure. Your consultation session is also your opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you have. Upon completion of the assessment, our Patient Coordinator will be able to confirm the price for your surgery and schedule your appointment.

What to expect on the day of Nipple Reduction surgery

On the day of your nipple reduction surgery, you will arrive at the clinic and complete the paperwork. From there, we will take you into the procedure room, where Dr. Keyes will administer anesthesia. The procedure itself will not cause any pain, and Dr. Keyes ensures you are comfortable throughout the surgery.

The techniques used are determined by what your aesthetic goals are. If you have an excessive projection, Dr. Keyes will make a circular incision at the bottom of the new nipple, with an additional circular incision made at the base of the areola. The extra skin between these two incisions is meticulously dissected as a very thin cutaneous flap and removed, with the remainder of the nipple being sutured and bandaged up. When having the diameter of a nipple reduced, Dr. Keyes will remove millimeter amounts of the exterior areola.

Once the surgery is complete, you will receive wound care and bandages to the surgical areas.

Procedure timeline


The first step to getting your nipple reduction surgery is to contact Celebrity Plastics and schedule a consultation through our patient coordinator.


During your initial consultation with Dr. Keyes, you will go over the process of what a nipple reduction procedure involves, evaluate your health and medical history, and examine your breasts to determine if this procedure is right for you.

Pre-operative preparation

Dr. Keyes will provide instructions for pre-operative preparation, such as avoiding certain medications and arranging for someone to assist with transportation after the surgery. You are encouraged to have your prescriptions filled before surgery so that you can focus on a peaceful recovery.


You will be given general anesthesia before surgery so that your experience is more comfortable. Dr. Keyes will make incisions on the nipple or nipples to reduce the size and reposition them to be centered. The surgery can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the extent of the reduction required.


Recovery from a nipple reduction can take a few weeks to a month, so you should follow Dr. Keyes’ post-operative care instructions, take prescribed pain medications, and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks. The breasts and nipples are very sensitive areas of the body and require adequate rest to heal properly from surgery.

Post-operative appointments

After your initial surgery, you will be scheduled for a number of follow-up appointments. The frequency of appointments depends on the individual patient and the extent of the surgery. Follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor healing progress, and most patients can resume normal activities within 4-6 weeks.

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Nipple Reduction recovery

Dr. Keyes and his team will give you detailed instructions on the recovery process after your nipple reduction. Although the nipple is a small area on your body overall, it still requires time to heal so it can begin to function as normal post-surgery. Most patients recover between 4 to 6 weeks and are able to resume regular activities. For questions about the recovery process, discuss this with Dr. Keyes during your consultation.

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How much does a Nipple Reduction cost in Miami, FL?

Every nipple reduction surgery is priced on an individual basis, so the cost of Nipple Reduction in Miami will be determined by numerous factors, including the techniques needed. Dr. Keyes makes this determination during your consultation and assessment, as well as your desired outcomes. Once the assessment is complete, our Patient Coordinator will confirm a price with you. We offer financing options to all of our patients.

Why choose Dr. Keyes?

People come to see Dr. Keyes for his expertise and skill as a plastic and cosmetic surgeon. He is a favorite among many celebrity clients in Miami. But it is not just celebrities. Dr. Keyes is a master at giving all his patients, famous or not, the body they desire with techniques and procedures that allow you to feel like a million dollars. Our calm and elegant clinic design will make you feel at home, as we know getting surgery is a big decision. Dr. Keyes and his staff treat every patient like family and work to ensure you feel comfortable and happy with your results.

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