|Inverted Nipple Surgery|
Type of Anesthesia:
|Local or General|
|Length of Procedure:||1 hour|
|Down Time:||1 – 2 days|
|Recovery Time:||1 – 2 weeks|
Nipple correction surgery corrects problems associated with enlarged, asymmetrical, protruding or inverted nipples and can be seen in both men and women.
The nipple is made of two parts: the nipple and the areola. The nipple is the projected part and the areola is the dark pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple.
Inverted nipples is the most common nipple correction surgery. Inverted nipples are the result of an imbalance in muscle traction, where the strength of the outward muscle is weaker than the inward, which can be longer or have a stronger pull, causing the nipple to remain retracted.
There are 3 grades of nipple inversion, depending on its severity:
Benefits of nipple correction include:
Nipple correction surgery is usually performed as a “day surgery”, meaning you go home a few hours after your procedure. It is performed under a light anaesthetic and takes up to 60 minutes.
If you prefer, you may be able to have this surgery done in our rooms under local anaesthetic. This may save costs if you do not have private health insurance.
Dissolvable stitches are used and as such do not require removal. Swelling may last for several weeks, with most patients reporting mild discomfort, which can easily be controlled with pain medication. Patients generally return to work within two days.
You will see results immediately however swelling may last for several weeks.
Daily activities can usually be resumed within 24-48 hours.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications. These include:
Risks and complications specific to nipple correction includes:
Although scars are the inevitable result of any surgery, we make every effort to keep them as inconspicuous as possible. The scars fade over time and are located in such a way as to become less noticeable as they fade.
Emotional stability is the primary factor to be considered before any aesthetic surgery is performed. It is mostly your mental attitude that determines a successful outcome. Nipple Correction can improve your appearance and renew your self-confidence however the rest is entirely up to you.
Due to its effects on breastfeeding, we strongly advise to consider the importance of breastfeeding for you.
Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions that you might have about this procedure.