An inverted nipple correction is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at releasing an inverted nipple to achieve normal projection and to improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the nipple and breast. An inverted nipple is a fairly common occurrence; some people are born with it while some have it as a result of breast cancer or reconstruction surgery. Nipple inversion correction is dependent on the grade of inversion; however it is an outpatient procedure and in most cases takes only 10- 20 minutes and the patient can return to normal activities immediately within a week.
Correction of inverted nipples depends upon the degree of retraction.
Your surgeon will give you specific recovery instruction but typical post operative care includes;
Decision to have an inverted nipple correction surgery is usually made for aesthetic reasons.
you would be suitable for such a surgery if
Most people with nipple inversion are born with it. The ducts with the breast are shorter than usual and pull the nipple inwards. Nipple inversion can also be caused due to breast cancer or as a result of reconstruction surgery.
Patient may go home the same day of the surgery.
You can get back to your work within a week after surgery.
As with any surgery risks of nipple inversion correction surgery include re-inversion, infection, tissue injury and bleeding.
In rare cases there might be permanent pigment changes or slightly mismatched nipples.
The ability to breast feed after inverted nipple correction surgery may be hindered.
The actual procedure lasts about 10- 20 minutes.
Yes, there might be visible scars however these will fade to a great extent with time.
You surgeon will be able to give you an estimate after examining your general health, and the grade of inversion.
Yes, you can get an inverted nipple correction done when undergoing a breast lift or breast enhancement surgery.