INVERTED NIPPLE CORRECTION SURGERY
Inverted female nipples are either genetically determined (congental) or result from scarring and retraction of the nipple following breast-feeding. Having inverted nipples is not only an aesthetic issue; but in a small number of cases may cause nipple inflammation or even preclude breast-feeding. This condition can be resolved by surgery, in which the ligament bands retracting the nipple are interrupted.
- Generally, the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic but can be performed also under conscious sedation or general anaesthetic.
- The procedure can be completed in 15 minutes.
- Surgical stitches are absorbable and do not need to be removed.
- we recommend rest for 1-2 days; with full physical load after 2 weeks.
- If the female nipple is significantly retracted, surgery will damage the galactophores within the breast; hence why it will be no longer possible to breastfeed after this procedure.