What is a correction of inverted nipples
It is a short surgical procedure aimed at the correction of inverted nipples when this is an issue because of nipple appearance or function.
Who is a good candidate for the procedure
Inverted nipples most often occur as a result of short lactiferous ducts that prevent protrusion. They may be congenital but may also develop in the course of life as a result of certain breast surgeries or inflammatory or neoplastic breast diseases. Therefore, it is always necessary to carefully examine your breasts. Inverted nipples are not only a cosmetic defect but also a functional defect because they can make breastfeeding difficult or even prevent it. They may occur on one or both sides.
Before the procedure
If you consider inverted nipple surgery, it is always necessary to undergo a non-binding initial consultation with a plastic surgeon, who will assess whether the procedure is right for you. You will be thoroughly explained the surgery technique and the type of anaesthesia; you will also be informed about the possible risks associated with the surgery. During the consultation you can ask any questions, in particular those related to the course of the surgery, as well as your expectations and concerns about the nipple surgery results.
When making a binding appointment, you will be given and explained instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, as well as information regarding eating, drinking, smoking and taking or withdrawing from certain medications. Compliance with all these instructions is necessary and will facilitate a smooth procedure and seamless healing after it.
How is correction of inverted nipples performed
In a mild form of inversion, the nipple is released from its position in the areola and the skin is reduced so as to hold the nipple in a raised position. The nipples are fixed in their raised position by special surgical pins as in “body piercing” for about 2 – 3 weeks. In this case, recurrence and a loss of the nipple sensitivity are common. The procedure takes place on a day case basis under local anaesthesia.
In severe forms, the only 100% effective method involves an interruption of lactiferous ducts. Although the surgery leads to the cosmetic correction, it affects the function of the ducts and consequently breastfeeding is no longer possible.
After the procedure
During recovery after surgical correction of inverted nipples, it is recommended to lie down on your back. Apply a moisturizing lotion to the skin of the surgery area and wear special underwear 24 hours a day for 14 days. After the surgical wound is healed, perform pressure massage and pull out the nipple daily for three months after the surgery. Return to normal activity is usually possible within 1 – 2 weeks; exposure of the upper half of the body and the breast muscles to full physical activity is possible after 2 – 3 weeks. Scars fade out in a few months. Based on the check-up, the stitches will be removed 6 – 14 days after the surgery.I am interested in
The price depends on the technique, scope and complexity of the procedure and it includes the following:
- Consultation with plastic surgeon: deducted if the procedure is undergone
- Preoperative evaluation (in case of analgosedation)
- Local anaesthesia / Analgosedation
- Surgery procedure
- Postoperative stay at the Clinic
- Postoperative care package
The price only includes services as shown above. If a combination of procedures is necessary, based on the initial consultation, the Clinic will present and explain a proposed scope of the intervention including a price plan.