Nipple Surgery


With so much attention given to breast augmentation, breast lifts and breast reduction, sometimes people forget that their are isolated problems with the nipples and areolas that can also be corrected. Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen can address common problems such as inverted nipples, or large areolas.

Why Patients Want Nipple Surgery

About 2% of women in the United States have inverted nipples. Inverted nipples are inward pointing nipples and can either affect one or both nipples. Causes of inverted nipples can be due to a narrow nipple base, short milk ducts or by possible scarring of the milk ducts. There are stages of inversion and depending on the severity can make women feel self-conscious and may cause breast-feeding problems.


The nipple inversion procedure can be performed a la carte or in combination of another breast procedure such as breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift. Depending on if it is combined or not the actual procedure itself is quick and recovery period is short but the benefits of increasing your self-confidence and self-esteem are significant.


Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen also perform a relatively simple procedure to reduce the size of the areola. More often times than not, excessively large areolas are associated with large breasts. Though this procedure can be performed by itself, it is corrected frequently with an accompanying procedure such as a breast augmentation or breast lift. Though there is no correct size for an areola, Dr. Neaman & Dr. Christiansen will discuss with you your desired results and carefully reduce the areola to a more aesthetically pleasing size.

Schedule a Breast or Nipple Surgery Consultation

If you’re considering nipple surgery and would like to learn more about your options, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery to schedule your personal consultation. We welcome patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas.