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What is nipple surgery?

Dr. Poulos offers a variety of procedures for the nipple. Nipple surgery presents a safe, quick way to address long nipples or disproportionately-sized areola in men and women with long-lasting results.

Patients with a protruding nipple may opt for a nipple reduction, while gynecomastia, breast lift or reduction patients may prefer to reduce the size of the areola. 

Breast enhancement patients may elect to receive a nipple enlargement to match the size and shape of the nipple to their newly-increased breast size, lending a natural and proportionate appearance to the breast. As many as 2% of women have an inverted nipple, creating difficulties in breast-feeding. In most cases, Dr. Poulos can preserve the milk ducts while correcting the inversion. Dr. Poulos can also create a realistic-looking nipple for those patients whose nipple was lost due to cancer or mastectomy.

What are the benefits of nipple surgery?

  • Improved profile view of the breasts
  • Younger-looking, perkier nipples
  • Correction of nipple deformities
  • Preservation of milk ducts
  • Improved nipple projection and placement
  • Complements a gynecomastia procedure for men
  • Well paired with a breast lift or breast augmentation
  • Helps boost self-confidence
  • Increases wardrobe options

Who makes the ideal candidate for nipple reduction in Worcester?

If you feel self-conscious about your nipples because they are larger than average; the areolar diameter is too large; they are inverted; they are asymmetrical or in any other way unappealing, nipple surgery can help correct these imperfections and revitalize the whole appearance of your chest.

Dr. Poulos will meet with you in private to review your options, presenting the pros and cons of nipple reduction so you can make the best choice possible for your surgery. She will conduct a detailed physical evaluation as well as a thorough review of your medical history.

Cynthia M. Poulos MD

Dr. Poulos is incredible. She is professional and honest. I was thinking of a few different procedures and she was very honest about what she thought I needed, what she thought was most important and which would make the most sense timing wise. I appreciated her honesty. In addition to Dr. Poulos, her office and her staff are all fantastic. I look forward to seeing her again.

What will my recovery be like?

Dr. Poulos will provide ample pain medications to help manage your discomfort after surgery. You will be asked to wear a surgical bra to help keep your new shape intact and minimize postoperative swelling. Any tingling, numbness or soreness in the nipples will gradually fade. Most patients find they can return to work within about 7-10 days. Dr. Poulos will send you home with a full aftercare plan, including instruction on bathing, sleeping and caring for your incisions.

Why choose Dr. Poulos in Northborough for nipple reduction surgery?

Dr. Poulos is an accomplished cosmetic surgeon with a highly trained eye for aesthetic balance and harmony. When it comes to any type of breast surgery, Dr. Poulos is able to achieve natural-looking results that honor each woman’s unique idea of beauty and well being.

Dr. Poulos is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of General Surgery, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Her offices are accredited by the AAAASF, adhering to the highest industry standards for cleanliness and safety.

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We are open and seeing Patients!

We'd like to inform you of the proactive steps we are taking to prioritize the health and safety for you and our staff. Our office is taking the necessary safety precautions in guidance with CDC regulations to ensure your visit goes smoothly. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!

Prior to the start of every workday, all employees will complete a check-in procedure including safety precautions such as: taking their temperature to ensure they are ready and able to work. Employees will be required to actively practice social distancing, wear face masks and gloves with any patient contact, and all employees will continue frequent hand washing.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our patients and staff. We will continue with cleaning and sanitizing protocols that meet CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes the use of EPA approved products in the treatment of all clinical areas and surfaces between every patient.


  • When you arrive for your appointment please call (508) 393-4544 and let us know you are here. (please give us your name and phone number).
  • Wait in your car, and we will call you as soon as we are ready to see you. All doors will be locked to avoid any worries about anyone else entering during your visit.
  • You will need to be wearing a face mask to enter the facility. Only one person at a time is being seen. (If someone came with you, they will need to wait for you outside the office).
  • We will be taking your temperature at the entrance, ask you a series of questions, and if all checks out, we will have you enter the office . We will have you use hand sanitizer, and then bring you right into the exam/ treatment room.
  • The surfaces in all exam rooms are cleaned and disinfected in between each patient to meet strict standards.
  • Dr. Poulos and staff will be using PPE during your entire visit.

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