A: The good news is that most patients preserve sensation but there is a small risk that you can either increase, decrease, or completely lose the sensation of your nipple.
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Inverted Nipple Surgery
This minor change can have a major impact on your self-confidence and the overall appearance of your breasts. Although some initial swelling and bruising will be present, your nipples will no longer be inverted immediately after surgery and the results of the procedure are long-lasting.
Inverted nipples are a common problem for both men and women. It can be a source of embarrassment and frustration for patients. Nipple inversion not only negatively affects your body image and intimate relationship; it can also impact your ability to breastfeed. This issue can be corrected safely in-office procedure that yields excellent cosmetic results.
Nipple correction surgery is a routinely performed and safe option that addresses inverted nipples under local anesthesia, taking around 15-20 min to treat each nipple that appears to have an indentation in its center. Nipple inversion occurs in varying degrees, defined on how easily may be protracted and the degree of existent fibrosis in the breast.
The main types of nipple inversion are:
- Grade I refers to nipples with minimal retraction that can be easily pulled out by using finger pressure or a suction device to project the nipple normally.
- Grade II has moderate degree of tissue fibrosis. This is the most common type of nipple inversion, which can be corrected through a tiny incision at the base of the nipple to release fibrous tissue that holds the nipple in its inverted position.
- Grade III describes as a severely inverted and retracted nipple that cannot project at all due to remarkable fibrosis of soft tissue underneath and around the nipple. Surgery is a definite solution to fix this problem.
Inverted nipple correction surgery is a commonly performed procedure under local anesthesia, and takes about 40 minutes to complete surgery utilizing the minimally invasive technique by making a tiny incision to release the nipple tension from the underlying fibrotic tissue. In the days following the procedure your nipples will be bruised, swollen, and tender; you should be able to return to work the day after surgery. Within three days, you will feel comfortable enough to resume your exercise routine.
Inverted nipples surgery is a very safe intervention with minimal side effects beyond swelling, bruising, and temporary increased sensitivity. Infection, bleeding, and poor scarring are possible but minimal with all cosmetic surgery procedures.
Patients experiencing any concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Danovich’s cell phone promptly.
The results* of this surgical intervention are seen immediately. For the most part, only one treatment is necessary to achieve your desired results. After the procedure, a supporting bra is applied and you may resume your normal daily routine in few days.
*results may vary from person to person
SD Inverted Nipple Surgery procedure starts from $5,500. You will be given a finalized quote during your consultation. The cost of your inverted nipple surgery will include the anesthesia/facility and surgeon’s fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your inverted nipple surgery in New York or Long Island.
The results of this procedure are remarkable, but some patients may want to combine the surgery with other cosmetic breast corrections such as a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, or Breast Reduction.
Q&A / QUESTIONS AND SD ANSWERS
Q: Am I going to lose sensation after the Inverted Nipple Correction?
Q: Am I going to be able to breastfeed after the Inverted Nipple Surgical Correction?
A: There is a chance that you will not be able to breastfeed after the procedure. If you really want to breastfeed, I would advise you not to undergo the repair until after you have had children.
Q: Do I have to go under general anesthesia for this procedure?
A: Inverted Nipple Surgery is done under the local anesthesia (Lidocaine Injection).
Q: Am I going to have a lot of pain/discomfort after the Inverted Nipple Correction?
A: In the days following the procedure, your nipples will be swollen and mildly tender, but it’s very well controlled just by using Tylenol®.
Q: Is it going to interfere with the breastfeeding in the future?
A: Although the risks are low, I inform my patients that in dividing tight bands, some ducts are also cut and may not heal with the same connections, potentially interfering with future breastfeeding.
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