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Dr. Eric Barker’s sophisticated eye for artistry allows for refined nipple repair results that elevate the look of the breast and create a more youthful, inviting aesthetic. He uses state-of-the-art techniques that are precisely curated for each individual patient, ensuring a long-lasting and successful outcome.

Why Choose Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver?

Dr. Barker is an expert Cosmetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, specializing in breast and body cosmetic procedures. He has a reputation for elegant, natural-looking outcomes that are carefully tailored to each patient’s wishes and goals. His eye for artistry and extensive training background result in a seamless client experience that is rewarding and empowering.

Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO offers patients a world-class practice environment where cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art amenities combine to provide the ultimate in concierge medical care. From our spacious, relaxing treatment suites to the dedication and commitment of every staff member and practitioner, Peak Plastic Surgery Center has garnered a reputation for excellence in and beyond the Denver area.

What is Areola and Nipple Reduction?

While breast surgery goes a long way in restoring the figure after aging, pregnancy, or weight loss, the picture may be incomplete without additional procedures to correct oversized nipples and areolas. With nipple and areola repair performed by Dr. Barker in Denver, sensitivity and sensation in the area are preserved while aesthetic concerns such as enlargement, asymmetry, and poor placement are beautifully corrected.

How is Areola and Nipple Reduction Performed?

During areola and nipple reduction, Dr. Barker will use innovative techniques to create small, inconspicuous incisions through which he will redefine the borders of the areolas and remove excess tissue from the nipples. Unevenness and asymmetry are carefully corrected to ensure a balanced, proportionate outcome that enhances the overall breast appearance. While areola and nipple reduction procedures are mostly performed for women in conjunction with breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, men can also undergo the procedure if needed.

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Benefits

  • Improved symmetry and balance
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • A wider range of clothing and swimwear options
  • Complements breast augmentation, lift, or reduction
  • Combats changes in nipple and areola size after pregnancy or aging
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results

Candidacy

Nipple and areola reduction is a safe and effective procedure for patients over 18 who are healthy non-smokers with realistic expectations for their results. There is no upper age limit for undergoing the procedure. However, the most important determining factor is the patient’s overall health. Patients should be free from any uncontrolled medical concerns that could interfere with their treatment or its recovery. Dr. Barker will perform a detailed evaluation and medical review during your private consultation, listening to your concerns and making sure that areola or nipple reduction is the ideal choice for you.

What To Expect During Your In-Depth Consultation

Every patient has unique objectives for their surgery. Dr. Barker will conduct a comprehensive consultation process, listening actively to your concerns and dislikes regarding your areolas and nipples. He will delve into your medical history, take pre-op photos, evaluate your skin quality, nipple location, and areola characteristics, and discuss the pros and cons of the procedure with you, answering any questions in depth. 

Factors that will be taken into account include the following:

  • Nipple shape and position
  • Degree of nipple projection or drooping
  • Degree of nipple inversion or retraction
  • Nipple and areola symmetry
  • Any accessory nipples
  • The size, shape, and coloring of the areolas
  • The overall skin quality, elasticity, and thickness
  • Any scarring from previous breast surgeries
  • Your plans for breastfeeding in the future
  • Any other concerns with your nipples you may have

Following your assessment, Dr. Barker will determine the ideal surgical approach for you, explaining his intentions in detail. He will go over what is required of you before, during, and after surgery to ensure your overall experience is stress-free. 

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Recovery

After your areola and nipple reduction procedure, you will receive a compression garment, which helps to minimize swelling and keep your newly sculpted nipples protected. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort will peak in the first few days and then gradually subside. Dr. Barker will provide a personalized aftercare plan along with pain medications to ensure a smooth, seamless healing process. Most clients can resume work within a few days, being careful to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for around 3-4 weeks, or as instructed by Dr. Barker.

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