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Nipple correction

The perfect solution if you are dissatisfied with your nipples.

You may be dissatisfied with your nipples. You may find them too long or too protruding, You may have an oversized areola or a retracted nipple. These issues can be corrected with a nipple or areola reduction. Our surgeon can also correct retracted nipples. These nipple corrections are often performed in combination with a breast reduction or lift. The nipple correction on its own is a fairly minor procedure requiring only local anesthesia.

What happens during a nipple correction

Nipple reduction

A nipple reduction is actually a nipple shortening, whereby a piece of the protruding nipple is removed. It is then stitched up and covered with gauze. Do give nipple reduction serious thought if you are intending to breastfeed in the future as it could damage the milk ducts.

Areola reduction

Each nipple consists in fact of two parts. The protruding part is the nipple itself and the pigmented area around it is the areola. In a areola reduction, the diameter of the areola is reduced by loosening the skin around the nipple. Part of the skin is then cut away and everything is neatly sutured back into place.

The result

The scars resulting from a nipple correction never fade away completely. In general, the wounds recover quickly and the end result is also quickly visible.

Recovery after a nipple correction

A nipple correction takes about 30-60 minutes. You can usually be taken home the same day. The nipple and breast will be swollen in the first 3 days after surgery and there is usually some bruising. The surgeon mainly uses soluble sutures.

Safety through precautionary measures

The nipple correction is a relatively ‘minor procedure’ and although the risks and complications are generally small, the area of the nipple is a sensitive and important one.

The following complications are possible:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Infection
  • Blood Loss
  • Scarring of skin edges
  • Wrinkle around the scar
  • Nipple numbness
  • Reduced capacity/inability to breastfeed
  • Formation of thick scars

Nipple correction is subject to the same safety and precautionary measures as breast augmentation.


  • Nipple reduction from € 1800,-
  • Postoperative scar treatment 125 euro per zone

Use the free (and obligation-free) consultation, to ask any questions you may have. The doctor will examine, together with you, the possibilities that best suit your body. Should you want another appointment after this one or need more information, we would be delighted to oblige. This is your body we are talking about, you deserve the best so make that appointment. Essential Aesthetics is proud to have already helped so many patients on their journey to a more beautiful body and is honored with a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. [Read the reviews here]

Now it is up to you! Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists 070 220 2222. Because you are essential to us.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon costs € 50 and is then deducted from the cost of the operation(s). Even if you do not go forward and book a treatment with us after the second consultation, you will still have received, for € 50, an extensive and medically sound consultation which will provide you with a lot of information, and a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.



Why choose Essential Aesthetics

Pleasantly surprised by the care I received at Essential Aesthetics. Top doctors and staff are very kind and caring!  definitely recommend this clinic!


Essential Aesthetics is a special clinic with ISO-9001 and NEN-8009 certification, in a beautiful monumental building in The Hague. We are specialised in plastic surgery, injectables, weight loss and anti-ageing treatments. From our vision, Essential Aesthetics offers you as much guidance as possible in all disciplines necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Our clinic was born from the passion of one woman. The passion for beauty and a deep sense of gratitude for all that our body gives us has led to the life work of the owner and founder: a clinic that encourages women to become more self-confident and empowered and to enjoy more of the gift of a beautiful and healthy body. And that’s what Essential Aesthetics does with a passionate team of Dutch, international doctors and experienced experts. Essential Aesthetics is a brand made by women, for women. It’s a lot to trust your body to someone else. We understand that and therefore offer you only the best and safety from our certified clinic.
You can come to our clinic for fillers, muscle relaxants treatments but also for plastic surgery: breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, facelifts, liposuction and more. What makes our clinic unique is that we will also be offering you professional DNA research, nutritional advice, connective tissue massage and sports guidance.

Meet our specialists

Our ISO-9001 and NEN-8009 certified clinic only works with experienced qualified specialists with passion for the profession, who care and have an eye for your needs and wishes as our patient, with respect for your natural beauty. Our business is built around fulfilling your wishes! We bring in the commitment to details, to the highest quality and safety requirements, to ensure the best result. Thanks to our international doctors active in the field and up to date with the latest trends and techniques, we can help you to get the best result possible. Our specialists are looking forward to working with you to see how we can make your dream come true. The Essential Aesthetics care team is there for you before, during and after the journey. From the intake to the aftercare. With us you are in capable, safe hands because you are essential to us.

Dr. Gabriel Jansen

Senior Dutch plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery requires a personal,
tailor-made approach, something that
Dr. Gabriel Jansen is always aware of.

Dr. Aniel Sewnaik

Medical director & Face surgeon

Dr. Sewnaik is a BIG-registered physician with years of experience in reconstructive surgery to the head and neck.

Dr. Luca Piombino

Italian plastic surgeon

Dr. Luca Piombino is an Italian trained and registered expert in plastic surgery.

Dr. Professor Philippe Levan

Renowned French plastic surgeon

Dr. Professor Levan is a leading French plastic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in plastic surgery and a pioneer in the field of remodelling. He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of buttock implants and the inventor of biconvex implants.

Nipple correction The Hague

A nipple correction takes place under local anesthesia in our clinic in The Hague. The intake, aftercare and check-ups of a nipple correction also take place in our beautiful building in The Hague. Nipple correction The Hague is done at Essential Aesthetics.


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