Zoran Potparic

Nipple and Areola Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Zoran Potparic performs nipple and areola surgery in Fort Lauderdale to correct a variety of concerns including inverted nipples and overly large areolae. He can also reposition the nipple/areola complex on the chest wall. In many cases, a simple surgical procedure can greatly enhance a patient's confidence.

Plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale enhance the appearance of your nipples and areolae. For a free consultation with Dr. Potparic, please call (954) 779-2777 or contact us online.

Before & After Nipple/Areola Surgery


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Breast repair for inverted nipples in South Florida

An inverted nipple is pulled inward rather than pointing outward. It can be caused by milk ducts that are shorter than usual, prior plastic surgery or other surgery to the nipples or breast, or an infection or inflammation of the milk ducts. Both men and women can have inverted nipples, and the condition can affect one or both nipples.

Inverted nipple surgery involves releasing scar tissue or shortened milk ducts. The incision is made at the base of the nipple to release the bound tissues and shortened ducts.

Skin flaps placed beneath the nipple and/or pieces of cartilage help it to maintain the new protruding position.

There are some risks. Inverted nipple surgery can impair your ability to breastfeed or prevent it entirely. Other risks include reduced sensation in the nipple.

  • Type of anesthesia: local
  • Duration of surgery: 30 minutes to 1 hour per nipple
  • Surgical facility: AAAA-certified Ambulatory Surgical Center, outpatient surgery center
  • Recovery time: none
  • Discomfort: none to mild
  • Removal of sutures: 7 to 10 days

Breast procedure: shaping the nipple and/or areola

Occasionally a patient will request reduction of large or elongated nipples. This may be congenital or a result of nipple piercing. Enlarged nipples are treated by a plastic surgeon who will handle selective removal of redundant tissue and skin, creating smaller and more proportional nipples.

A reduction of large areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) is occasionally needed, as is a repositioning of the nipple/areola complex on the chest wall. It is important to know that male breasts have different aesthetic parameters than female. Dr. Potparic understands that in men, both the areola and nipple should be smaller, and positioned lower and more laterally (towards the arms) on chest wall than in women.

  • Type of anesthesia: local or twilight
  • Duration of surgery: 1 to 2 hours
  • Surgical facility: office, AAAA-certified Ambulatory Surgical Center
  • Recovery time: 1 week
  • Discomfort: none

How to make a change

Dr. Zoran Potparic is available to discuss nipple and areola correction, as well as breast reduction and other procedures. Before and after pictures are available. For more information, or to set up a free consultation, call our Fort Lauderdale office at (954) 779-2777 or contact us online.

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