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Inverted Nipple Surgery

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Inverted nipple surgery, also known as inverted nipple correction is a simple yet effective procedure performed for cosmetic as well as functional reasons.

What are inverted nipples?

This is a condition in which the nipple is pulled and pointing inward into the breast, instead of pointing outward, away from the breast. This condition is also known as nipple retraction or nipple inversion. Nipple inversion can be caused by trauma, disease or it may be present at birth. It’s actually quite common, with around ten to twenty percent of women from all around the world suffering from it, to some degree.

Suddenly inverting nipples can be a cause for concern as it can be a sign for breast cancer, if the patient is not pregnant and has not suffered any trauma to the bust region – it’s better to have a routine check straight away.

Inverted nipple surgery is usually performed for three main reasons:

● Inverted nipple surgery for functional reasons
The nipple’s protrusion is extremely important after pregnancy – it actually helps during breastfeeding. Many women experience breastfeeding problems due to inverted nipples and when all other remedies fail, inverted nipple surgery is the only way to ensure full breastfeeding functionality.

● Inverted nipple surgery for cosmetic reasons
Women may feel more attractive with protruding nipples instead of inverted nipples. Some women turn to inverted nipple surgery after having their nipples inverted during pregnancy.

● Inverted nipple surgery for psychological reasons
Women with inverted nipples can feel incomplete or less feminine due to this condition. Asymmetry of the breasts can also affect the person’s confidence and overall quality of life.

Inverted Nipple Surgery Candidates

Inverted nipple surgery or inverted nipple correction is recommended for patients with nipple retraction or nipple inversion.

Am I Suitable for Inverted Nipple Surgery?

Inverted nipple surgery contraindications include one or more of the following:

● Pregnant or nursing patients
● Age under 18
● Infections around the breast area
● Other health problems
● Unrealistic expectations from the procedure

Preparing for Inverted Nipple Surgery

An evaluation of the patient must be done before undergoing inverted nipple correction. There are three main degrees of nipple inversion:

● Grade one: minimal inversion – the nipples can and do protrude in cold temperatures or when manually stimulated
● Grade two: moderate inversion – the nipples can’t protrude easily or for longer periods of time
● Grade three: severe inversion – the nipples never protrude and breastfeeding is impossible

How is Inverted Nipple Surgery Performed?

Inverted nipple correction is usually done under local anaesthesia but some patients may opt for general anaesthesia.

The surgeon creates a very small incision where the nipple connects to the areola. The incision is circular, going all around the nipple. Both the nipple and areola are then stitched together, ensuring that the nipple protrudes out of the breast.

Patients suffering from severe nipple inversion will also have the milk ducts cut, in order to release and reposition the nipple. The area is then bandaged and the procedure is complete. It takes around an hour.

Inverted Nipple Surgery Summary

Anesthesia

Local or General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient may spend one night in hospital

Back to Sports

2 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 hour

Back to Work

2 days

Inverted Nipple Surgery Recovery

Patients can experience some degree of swelling, tenderness and soreness around the corrected nipple for around 2 weeks. Most patients return to work in around 2 days after the procedure but heavy physical activities should be avoided for around 2 weeks as well, giving the nipple ample time to heal. Patients also need to avoid wearing any padded bras or tight tops during these 2 weeks.

Inverted Nipple Surgery Risks and Complications

Risks and complications associated with inverted nipple surgery can include:

● Infection
● Inability to breastfeed
● Revision surgery

Inverted Nipple Surgery Side Effects

Side effects associated with inverted nipple correction can include:

● Discomfort
● Bleeding
● Bruising
● Swelling

Inverted Nipple Surgery Success Rates

Inverted nipple surgery is successful in over 90% of cases, but it depends on the degree of inversion the patient is suffering from.

Before and After Inverted Nipple Surgery

Patients can see the procedure’s results in 2 weeks, after the nipples have healed. Some women can experience nipple inversion after a period of time.

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Inverted Nipple Surgery Cost

Average Inverted Nipple Surgery costs are € 1,055, based on Inverted Nipple Surgery prices from 12 clinics. Cheapest Inverted Nipple Surgery cost is € 730 where Inverted Nipple Surgery prices can go up to € 1,400.

Inverted Nipple Surgery prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Inverted Nipple Surgery in Turkey is a popular option where Inverted Nipple Surgery costs as low as € 1,188. You can also find Inverted Nipple Surgery clinics in Poland starting from € 730.

Please note that the Inverted Nipple Surgery prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Inverted Nipple Surgery procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Inverted Nipple Surgery procedures. To receive a personalized Inverted Nipple Surgery quote, please click HERE.

Inverted Nipple Surgery FAQ

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Can I breastfeed after inverted nipple surgery?

It depends on the grade of your condition. Generally, patients suffering from severe inversion are not able to breastfeed after inverted nipple correction.

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How long do the results last?

The results are generally permanent but some factors can lead to the nipple being inverted again: pregnancy or rapid weight gain.

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Are there any alternatives to inverted nipple correction?

If the patient suffers from a mild grade of inversion, certain exercises can help but it will not fully resolve the issue.