The Stargazing Nipple

Have you heard about the stargazing nipple? In plastic surgery, it’s a thing.

What Is a Stargazing Nipple?


It can happen after a breast lift or breast reduction. Maybe the nipples are moved a little too high on the breasts, or maybe the bottom of the breasts stretch a lot after the surgery. But in either case, now the top of the areola is poking out over the top of the bathing suit, and it’s not a good look.

What Should I Look For?

As you’re looking at different plastic surgeons’ websites at their before and after photos, watch for nipples that are on the upslope of the breasts. Stargazing nipples can happen to any plastic surgeon and any patient, but it shouldn’t happen very often. If you see it on several of the before and after photos on a particular website, that probably says something.

Look for nipples on the upslope of the breasts. You don’t want that to happen to you. You don’t want to become a stargazer

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