Nipple and Areola Surgery in New York, New York (NY)

The appearance of your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around your nipples) can have a significant effect on how you feel about your breasts. Areola and nipple surgery can correct issues with size, shape, projection, and symmetry.

How areola and nipple surgery is performed

Areola and nipple surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. The incisions and scars are well hidden by the darker skin tone of your areolas.
Areola surgery can reduce the size of your areolas and correct their shape and symmetry. Your surgeon makes a donut-shaped incision around the perimeter of your areola and trims away excess tissue from the outer edge. Your breast skin is then pulled in with stitches. Sometimes a permanent stitch is made deeper in your breast tissue to keep your areola from stretching outwards after surgery.

Nipple surgery can correct issues with projection and size. Your surgeon may remove excess skin from your nipples to reduce their size. Nipple puffiness can be altered by removing tissue from underneath your nipples and areolas. Inverted nipples, where your nipple is pulled in too close to your breast, can be corrected by stretching the underlying tissue or adding a prosthetic device inside them to prop them up.

Recovery after surgery

Most women can return to work after three days. You’ll need to avoid strenuous or sexual activity for a few weeks. Pain and discomfort is usually mild and subsides after a few days. Some women may lose sensation in their nipples after surgery, and your ability to breast feed may be affected as well, so it’s important to discuss these factors with your surgeon.


Costs depend on the complexity of your surgery, your location, and any surgical, anesthesia, or hospital fees. Your surgeon and health insurance provider can help explain specific costs. 

About Michelle Copeland

Plastic surgery is easier and safer than ever before. Through both surgical and nonsurgical procedures (such as liquid facelifts,) New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Michelle Copeland can help you subtly change your looks in ways that will make you happier with your appearance and give you more confidence in both personal and professional settings.

CONTACT US to discuss whether a procedure is right for you.

Dr. Michelle Copeland is the first woman plastic surgeon with Harvard doctorates in Medicine and Dentistry and is the author of Change Your Looks, Change Your Life: Cosmetic, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Beautiful Skin Workout. Drawing on more than two decades of surgical experience, Dr. Copeland will make sure she understands what you are trying to achieve—and that you understand everything about the choice you are making. A successful outcome involves not only your looks but also your comfort and good health going forward.

Dr. Copeland works with an international clientele, drawing patients from Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Whether it’s a virtual consultation or in-person, Dr. Copeland will answer all of your questions and explain the options, costs, recovery, and all aspects of treatment for surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, rhinoplasty, and non-surgical treatments like Botox, Kybella, fillers, and other non-invasive techniques. Your consultation with Dr. Copeland is the first step to looking and feeling better.

Dr. Copeland now offers Advanced CoolSculpting®— a non-invasive technique to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime. Combined with ultrasound and light energy for optimal results, and with DualSculpting capability to treat two areas at once and cut treatment time by 50%.

Call today to find out how you can achieve a slimmer, more toned contour without surgery. Ask about options for financing through PatientFi or CareCredit

We, women, are incredibly aware of the appearance of our breasts—maybe even more than men are. Breasts are sexual and sensual, a big part of what makes us women; and they can dictate our sense of attractiveness and desirability.

Beautiful breasts needn’t be just the privilege of youth. Today, many procedures that alter the appearance of the breast are available. You can do most of these procedures as an outpatient, under twilight anesthesia.

*Results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed.*
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Augmentation with Natural Fat Transfer
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Scarless Breast Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction/Gynecomastia

Featured Specialist for Nipple and Areola Surgery in New York, NY

Michelle Copeland

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