Nipple Enlargement can develop with pregnancy; however, large nipples can develop at puberty for both women and men. When the nipples are too large, they can be a source of embarrassment or irritation. Overly enlarged nipples may require padding to remain hidden in clothing, and can become irritated from rubbing.
Nipples can be enlarged in length, diameter or both. Long nipples tend to project more, while wide nipples may appear disproportionate to the size of the areola or breast. Both aspects, length and width, can be addressed with Nipple Reduction Surgery.
Nipple Reduction is a minor outpatient procedure. The exact technique employed will vary, depending on if the goal is to reduce the diameter, the projection or both. Nipple Reduction is frequently performed under local anesthesia, though it can also be performed under local with sedation or general anesthesia.