Is this procedure common and or expensive? What is the average cost? How long after can you expect to go back to work? Any reasons why one would be denied? Can they make it so you have a flush or almost no nipple at all? Could it be as little as possible especially in the outward diretion?

A: Nipple reduction

It is possible to reduce the projection of a nipple by simply transecting the nipple at the desired height. This can be done under local anesthesia with minimal pain. The cut wound edge will heal spontaneously (with no stitches) in about a week or so with the application of Neosporin twice a day.

In a woman, this should not be done if breastfeeding is anticipated in the future.