Dr. Boyd

Enhancing Nipple Projection in Palos Verdes, CA

There was a time that women would put bandaids on their nipples to hide them, and when they showed through clothing, this would spark jokes about the temperature in the room.

Those times are gone, and prominent nipples are nothing to be ashamed about — in fact, they are considered a sexy feminine quality. Unfortunately, many women struggle with inverted or flat nipples, either genetically or as a response to pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Why Should You Choose Dr. Brian Boyd for My Nipple Enhancement Procedure?

Dr. Brian Boyd is an expert in the field of breast augmentation and reconstruction. He offers nipple enhancement surgery for a permanent solution to inverted nipples and those that lay flat or do not have the desired projection.

Dr. Boyd is a Professor of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A. and Chief of Plastic Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He cares deeply about his patients’ well-being as well as their cosmetic goals and works hard to deliver the excellent results they desire.

If you are interested in enhancing your nipple projection and live in or near Rolling Hills Estates, call Dr. Boyd today at (310) 597-4734. Dr. Boyd offers nipple enhancement surgery for women in California from Los Angeles to Long Beach.

What Are the Benefits of Nipple Projection Surgery?

There are two approaches available to enhance the structure of your nipples. Some doctors and medspas offer dermal fillers to plump the nipple.

However, these results vary widely and often do not provide the true projection expected by the patient.

  • Dr. Boyd’s technique can restructure the nipple to increase its prominence.
  • Nipple enhancement surgery is a permanent solution. No repeat visits are necessary.
  • Scars are undetectable.
  • Nipple correction can increase self-confidence.
  • It can make a woman look sexier in her favorite clothes.
  • No general anesthesia is necessary.

Are You a Candidate for Nipple Enhancement?

This simple surgery requires that you are in good overall health and want more prominent nipples. You should not smoke, and if you do, be willing to stop for a couple of weeks before and after surgery.

What Is Discussed During Your Nipple Enhancement Consultation?

Your current health status and the goals you have for nipple projection will be reviewed. Dr. Boyd will explain the procedure to you and the results you can expect. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss all of your cosmetic concerns and desires.

Your nipples and areola will be examined, and a customized surgical plan will be created. Photographs will also be taken for a “before” image.

How Is Nipple Projection (Enhancement) Surgery Performed?

Nipple enhancement surgery uses the same technique as used for nipple inversion correction, which was first used in the 1980s.

After administering a local anesthetic, Dr. Boyd will make triangular incisions within the areola at the base of the nipple to make flaps that are folded underneath the nipple for support. These are then sutured together to pop the nipple out.

Often the milk ducts are shortened, tethering the nipples in the inverted position. Correction involves division of these ducts to let the nipple come out. Breastfeeding, always difficult with inverted nipples, will therefore not be facilitated by this operation.

What Procedures Can I Combine With Nipple Enhancement Surgery?

Any breast procedure can be performed at the same time as nipple projection surgery. However, general anesthesia may be needed. These include:

Sometime after your procedure, you may opt to use an injectable filler to enhance your results further. This will not be necessary in most cases but can add additional plumpness to the nipple if desired.

What Are Nipple Injections Made Of?

Nipple injections for projection are most commonly performed with a hyaluronic acid-based filler that adds volume and contributes to a protruding nipple.

What Are My Nipple Injectable Filler Options?

The two most common nipple injectable fillers used are Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®.

What Are Your Concerns?

Is Nipple Enhancement Surgery Safe?

Nipple enhancement surgery is safe and rarely results in significant complications. Discuss any breastfeeding plans with Dr. Boyd.

What Is Recovery Like After Nipple Correction?

Nipple enhancement patients usually have an easy and quick recovery; although this varies if other surgeries are being performed in combination. You can expect to feel some sensitivity on and around your nipples for a few days, and there will be some swelling and bruising.

Follow these tips for the best results:

  • Change the dressing every day to avoid infection
  • Do not bend or lift heavy objects and avoid strenuous activity for a couple of weeks
  • Wear loose clothing
  • Avoid getting the gauze wet for 24 hours
  • After you start showering, blow-dry your incisions and dressings using the cool setting
  • If you have discomfort, use over-the-counter pain relievers or call Dr. Boyd for a prescription

You may experience some discharge (drainage) from your nipple for a few weeks, which is no cause for concern.

Frequently Asked Questions About Nipple Enhancement Surgery

What is the cost of nipple enhancement surgery?

The cost of your procedure will depend on multiple factors, including the condition of your natural nipples and any other procedure you may want to add.

One thing to keep in mind is that the average cost of hyaluronic acid fillers is $682 per session, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Fillers are temporary, meaning you may spend several thousands of dollars over a course of five to 10 years for fillers.

Who needs nipple enhancement surgery?

There are many different kinds of nipple irregularities. Nipples can be inverted, multiple, divided, asymmetrical, flat, or protruding, and each side can be different, with a combination of nipple types being possible on one individual. Anyone unhappy with their nipple projection can potentially benefit from nipple surgery, which includes correction for inverted nipples.

Am I a good candidate for a nipple correction?

If you have an inverted, enlarged areola, or asymmetric nipple, you may be a good candidate for nipple correction surgery. You should be at a stable weight, in good overall health, and a non-smoker.

Have More Questions About Nipple Enhancement?

If you want to learn more about nipple projection or enhancement surgery, call our Rolling Hills Estates, California, office at (310) 597-4734 or fill out an online contact form below.

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Dr. Boyd's office is located in Palos Verdes (Rolling Hills Estates)

550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 283
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

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