Perfection in harmony with the breast and nipple!

Nipple Reduction

Operation Hour About 1hour
Anesthesia Painless local anesthesia
Hospitalization Not required
Stitch out After 10 days
Downtime Daily life possible after 1-2 weeks

What is nipple reduction?

With the breast and the most harmonious nipples, both functional and aesthetical!

The nipple reduction surgery is performed when the nipple is too large or protrudes or saggy compared to the size of the breast. There are also some inherited factors, especially after pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.
If the nipple is too big and bounces out, it is not good from aesthetical view. It also causes problems such as psychological discomfort and breastfeeding. Therefore, it is recommended to correct the nipple in a balanced shape and size.

Since it is a complicated operation to be careful not to injure the mammary line during the operation, it is necessary to have a specialist medical staff with many experience and know-how for operation of the breast.

Recommended to

Case 01

If the nipple is too big or sticks out a bit and you want to improve it aesthetically.

Case 02

If there is a problem with the breastfeeding function after giving birth.

Case 03

If you have a psychological problem with a huge nipple.

Ideal ratio of nipple and areolar

The nipple is small in size and sensitive, so it requires delicate procedures.

The shape and size of the nipple varies depending on individual’s condition, so a precise diagnosis before the operation of the specialist is necessary.

Ruby preserves the ducts and reduces the nipple, so it is not a problem for the breastfeeding functionally. It is possible to do daily life immediately after the surgery, and the operation is performed considering not only the aesthetical but also the functional aspect.

The average diameter of the common areolar is 3.5-4.5cm, and the average diameter of the nipple is 1-1.5cm. If it is too big or sagging, it will be subject to nipple reduction

Core Competitivenss


Improve aesthetic and functional problem at once!


Accurate and safe surgery!


Surgeons with know-how of abundant experience in the operation for many years performs directly!
  • Consideration of the harmony in both breast and nipple.
  • Breast feeding is possible because it keeps the mammary line and ducts.
  • Smaller scarring than the existing surgery, small scar, short operation time and quick recovery.
  • Less side effects such as sensory damage after surgery due to accurate and delicate surgery.
Functional correction
breastfeeding possible
Aesthetical correction
inverted nipple correction
Disease prevention
prevention of breast-related diseases such as papillitis


Nipple Reduction

Surgical method

Preservation method / Breastfeeding possible

It removes a certain amount of the middle or upper part of nipple, and sutures it again to reduce the size and height of the nipple.

Wide nipple
A method of cutting a portion of the nipple and then suturing to reduce the width of the nipple.
Long nipple
Cut the middle or lower skin of the nipple root and then suture to make a proper length of nipple.

Non-Preservation / Non-Breastfeeding possible

The upper part of the nipple is resected in V shape or grid and then sutured. The size of the nipple can be certainly reduced, but breastfeeding becomes impossible because the duct is blocked.

Suture after resection in V shape or grid shape.

Precautions after surgery

  • From 6 hours after the operation, you can eat food and you should eat mild food porridge.
  • A light shower can be done after 48 hours of operation. (It is not good if you are immersed in the water or in a hot environment.)
  • Depending on individual differences, it can cause swelling and bruising. Do not bend your head or bow when sleeping; use 2~3 pillows to make 20~30 degree upper body. This will help prevent swelling and pain.
  • During the first week after operation, the arm should not be raised over 90 degrees and it is best to lift heavy objects or to act on your arms.
  • From 2 weeks after surgery, light exercise like jogging is possible.
  • Drinking and smoking after surgery can slow down the healing and should be avoided for 3~4weeks. Be careful of strong trauma during recovery.

Safety first patient-centered breast surgery

Why it should be at Ruby!

1:1 Customized Breast Surgery

Surgery is performed with customized implant accordingly to patient's individual chest, body, width and breast shape.

Safe anesthesia real-time monitoring system

Anesthesiologist specialist resides for 1:1 responsible anesthesia system until the end of the surgery

Thorough Aseptic Sterilization System

Perfect prevention from super virus and various infections risks; safety ensured with thorough daily sterilization and aseptic sterilization system

Selectable choices of approved brand-specific implants

Using FDA and KFDA approved implants to ensure patient safety after surgery and establishing higher satisfactory outcome by selecting desired implant type

University Hospital graded emergency system

High-tech equipments with professional staffs and university hospital graded emergency system

Aftercare Program

Customized step-by-step aftercare program for faster recovery and best surgical outcome

1:1 exclusive responsibility system

We figure out a patient's need through 1:1 customized consulting and arrange the exact treatment.

We establish a surgery plan most suitable for the patient's face based on the consulting result, and it is the system where a responsible doctor will take totally responsible for the whole process from consultation before surgery to follow-up case.

1:1 Customer customized service

We provide customer-oriented medical service with high satisfaction including systematic consultation and management by the personal doctor customized to patient's individual features and surgery process from consultation before surgery to follow-up care

Professional medical team's treatment system by section

We make the most effort to provide more satisfactory surgery result through precise diagnosis and surgery by professional medical team by each part such as eyes surgery, nose surgery, face contouring, breast surgery, body surgery and surgery for making a baby face.

Accurate and safe professional anesthesia system

As a professional doctor in the anesthesiology always resides in the hospital, we arrange a safe surgery by performing responsible anesthesia and checking the patient's state during the whole processes of the surgery.

We've built a university hospital-class emergency care system in order to rapidly respond to emergency situation which may occur in the hospital.

Built up high-tech medical equipment for safe surgery

We perform safe and exact surgery by introducing high-tech medical equipment including the air sterilizer, independent electric power system, uninterruptable power supply, automated external defibrillator and emergency rescue equipment and by analyzing the patient's state precisely.