Nipple Correction

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Nipple Correction Surgery Overview

Nipple correction surgery is performed on men and women to correct nipples that either rest flat against the breast, or are inverted. Some inverted nipples look inward folded or shrunken and pinched. Nipple correction surgery can either attempt to preserve the milk ducts for breast feeding, or not, depending on the severity of the nipple inversion. Sometimes, it is difficult for women to breast feed, since the infant cannot efficiently draw milk from them.

During nipple correction surgery, a small incision is made in the nipples. If the milk ducts are not going to be detached, the tissue around the nipple is lifted and the nipples are given a new shape. However, if the milk ducts are going to be detached during the surgery, the tissue will be lifted and the milk ducts will be detached, allowing the nipple to release and protrude into a natural shape. A local anesthetic is typically used during this type of surgery, unless another surgery such as breast augmentation is being performed at the same time, in which a general anesthesia will be used.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Nipple Correction Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in nipple correction surgery, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.

Having Realistic Expectations for Nipple Correction Surgery

Being honest with yourself about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having nipple correction surgery will result in corrected nipples. Corrected nipples may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Nipple correction surgery differs from other types of breast procedures, which will also change the look of the nipples. Some surgeons will use different techniques to achieve successful nipple correction. You want to make sure that you choose a surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their surgeries by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the surgeon thoroughly explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of nipple correction:

  • Is nipple correction a recommended procedure for me?
  • What are the risks associated with the procedure?
  • Will I be able to breast feed after the surgery?
  • How long will recovery take?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • What can I do if I am unhappy with the results?

If you’re consulting with a surgeon from 1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Nipple Correction Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgical experience will be based on how you feel about your surgeon, the surgery, your recovery and your result.

Nipple Correction Surgery Recovery

The recovery from nipple correction surgery is relatively fast and somewhat painless. Patients report discomfort after the procedure and a surgeon can recommend and prescribe medication that will help ease the soreness. Patients may experience swelling around the nipples, which may go away in a couple of days. You may get back to daily routines or activities right away.

Nipple Correction Surgery Risks

With any surgery, there are risks of infection or adverse reaction with the anesthesia. However, complications are rate, especially when it comes to correcting inverted nipples. Your surgeon will be able to give you more guidance.

Make sure your surgeon addresses all of your questions and concerns to your satisfaction. During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • What risks are associated with the anesthesia?
  • Will I have an infection or tissue injury?
  • Will I be left with noticeable scars?
  • Will my nipples change in pigmentation?
  • Will I experience loss of breast sensation or numbness in my nipples?

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with nipple correction surgery nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every surgery carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Nipple Correction Surgery Long Term Results

Nipple correction surgery can play a big part in your confidence and self-esteem. After nipple correction surgery, you will notice that your nipples will be protruding and it will be easier to breast feed.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon; therefore all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in nipple correction surgery, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon.