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Inverted Nipple Correction
Inverted Nipples can affect both men and women. This corrective surgery aims to rectify this issue so that the nipples protrude. In some cases, it may cause functional problems for women and emotional concerns. An inverted nipple can look flat or a slit-like depression or hole at the normal nipple location. Correction of inverted nipples depends on the problem. Typically the surgeon will perform the inverted nipple surgery under local anaesthesia as an outpatient.
Nipple Correction – What To Expect
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Inverted Nipple Correction is an operation that usually takes half an hour to complete using a local or general anaesthetic.
What Does the Surgery Involve?
The surgeon will place the incisions at the base of the nipple. Stitches hold the nipple in the correct position until it heals. In some circumstances, the milk ducts have to be cut to release the nipple.
What is the Recovery Period?
You may feel tired and sore for a few days and could experience slight swelling and be bruising. We recommend managing discomfort with prescription medication. Following the operation, you will have a dressing in place which we advise to keep dry for two weeks. After two weeks we remove your dressing and inspect the wound as well as some light cleaning. The scars may be firm and pink for at least six weeks. They may also remain the same size for several months. It is important to keep in mind that they may take up to two years to fade. You will have follow-up visits in the months after surgery to check on your progress.
Recovery depends on the individual patient, however, most patients are able to go back to work after a couple of days. Although you can walk and do very light activities from the next day, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities for seven to ten days. The average recovery time is between one to two weeks.
It will be unlikely that you will be able to breastfeed following the procedure, so this is something that needs to be taken into consideration when and if you plan to have children.
Dr Yannis Alexandrides Features as the Surgeon on Embarrassing Bodies For Inverted Nipple Correction
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BEFORE & AFTER photos are NOT guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: your results will likely vary significantly — because you are a unique person. Our Plastic Surgeons take great pride in their patient care ethics, precise surgical measurements, custom planning & their advanced surgical techniques.