Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery
Scottsdale AZ & Gilbert AZ
Inverted nipples often occur naturally. Many women who have them choose inverted nipple correction surgery.
About Inverted Nipple Correction
Inverted nipple surgery is the only permanent corrective procedure for the condition. You may have come across remedies ranging from nipple retraction suction cups to nipple piercing.
The surgery is considered minor. Conditions like injury or disease and takes about a half-hour to complete. Local anesthesia can be used. There are three approaches:
- Reversing the nipple through manipulation
- Lifting and reshaping the nipple and areola
- Making a small cut to release milk ducts from the nipple; a spacer may be used to ensure the nipple doesn’t revert back.
It’s also possible to preserve the milk ducts for women who intend future pregnancies and breastfeeding.
How to Prepare for Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery
Like other surgeries, patients are told to avoid pain relievers and supplements that thin blood and can cause excess bleeding. This includes aspirin, NSAIDs, and supplements like Gingko and St. John’s Wort. If you take a blood thinner, discuss adjusting the dose with the prescribing doctor.
What to Expect From Inverted Nipple Correction
Nipples will be sore for a few days following surgery while they heal; pain relievers can help. There may be bruising or swelling. You’ll be given instructions on caring for the small incision wound. Full recovery takes one to two weeks, but you can usually return to work within a day or two.
Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery FAQs
Are you considering nipple inversion surgery? Contact our office for a consultation.