Big vs Small Nipples, Dr. Niro Sivathasan

Big vs Small Nipples

Part 3: An Interesting Trend

I previously mentioned that the pendulum is now swinging towards smaller implants. I have noticed another trend and this was also demonstrated by Harley Street’s, The Plastic Surgery Group: a breast with a smaller nipple-areola-complex (NAC) is rated as being more attractive than one with a larger NAC. Consultant plastic surgeon, Dan Marsh, who is a former colleague of mine in Britain, said that his team had “noticed a trend towards patients choosing a smaller diameter nipple when they are offered a choice of nipple sizes.”

Traditionally in breast reductions, lifts, and reconstruction procedures, the ‘nipple-areola markers’ are typically 46mm in diameter, however, it is evident that a single nipple size is not appropriate for all. As I have always said, one size does not fit all, which is why it is important to have a considered and transparent discussion with your doctor.

With ‘breast’ regards,

Dr. Niro Sivathasan
Senior Cosmetic Surgeon
(08) 6117 0622

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