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Nipple Reduction

Conveniently located to serve Washington DC, Arlington, Bethesda

What is a nipple reduction? 

Nipple reduction is a technique to shorten the nipple and make it more aesthetically pleasing.

Who would benefit from this surgery?

After breastfeeding, some patients have very long nipples that may hang or rub on clothing.

How is a nipple reduction performed?

The surgery is performed under local anesthesia in the office.  The excess nipple tissue is marked off at the base of the nipple.  Local anesthetic is injected and a circular strip of skin and tissue is removed at the base, leaving the tip intact and still attached to the nerve supply and breast ducts. The incision is closed which pushes the extra nipple back into the breast mound shortening it.  This procedure can also be modified to decrease wide nipples.


Dressings are placed and scars tend to be barely visible once healed.  You can go back to work the next day and start exercising within a few days.


Risks are minor and would include visible scars, interruption to nerve supply or interruption of breast ducts causing issues with breast feeding.

Your Nipple Reduction will be performed in Dr. Praful Ramineni‘s surgery center located in Washington, DC.

This has been an amazing experience from the consultation to post-surgery!!! I honestly can’t even express how happy & grateful I am with the results. Everyone….Dr. Ramineni and his whole team are impeccable, to say the least. A very thoughtful, professional, kind, and knowledgable team. I will 100% always refer anyone I know to this amazing team…Dr. Ramineni had a challenge when I came to see him with my issue but he 1000% went above & beyond to achieve perfection with my results. I can’t thank this team enough!! I genuinely want to thank you so much!

- Sally T.

Dr. Ramineni was recommended to me by my plastic surgeon as a masterful surgeon who could figure out why I was having complications. He diagnosed the problem correctly and fixed it. I am grateful for his openness, his honesty, and skill.

- Saiyyaed A.

Life-altering surgeon. He helped make my dreams come true with the most flawless surgery I’d been waiting my whole life to get. Healing and recovery has been almost disturbingly easy and pain-free. I could not recommend enough. Everyone there is so sweet as well!

- Katie C.

Dr. Praful Ramineni



Dr. Ramineni is the founder of District Plastic Surgery. He is board certified and has over 15 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He started his career as one of the busiest surgeons at Medstar Washington Hospital Center with a focus on complex reconstructive surgery including cancer and trauma reconstruction, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Praful Ramineni

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