Inverted Nipple Correction
Nipples are an aesthetic and sexually attractive feature. Straightened nipples are a symbol of sensuality. Inverted nipples, also known as inverted nipples, are inwardly retracted nipples that affect about 2% of the female population.
Many women are not only disturbed by the appearance of the breast. Inverted nipples can affect sexual self-confidence. The malformations can also cause recurrent inflammations. Furthermore, breastfeeding can be difficult or impossible due to the lack of nipple erection. The causes are shortened milk ducts and insufficient supporting tissue. The change on both sides can be hereditary. One-sided phenomena can be the result of operations or inflammations. Inexplicable one-sided changes in the nipple should lead to further examinations.
As a rule, inverted nipples cannot be corrected invasively while maintaining the ability to breastfeed. A minimally invasive solution of the lactiferous ducts can only be considered in pronounced individual cases or with recurring inverted nipples. If you are concerned about your ability to breastfeed, inverted nipples can also be corrected non-invasively at the beginning of pregnancy.
How is the inverted nipple corrected?
Procedures on the nipple can be performed painlessly under local anesthesia. The erection of the nipple requires only a few punctures and the application of a bandage. The minimally invasive procedure requires a skin incision of four to five millimeters. The wound is sutured closed with the help of fine sutures. The anaesthesia lasts beyond the operation and gradually subsides. The outpatient procedure takes about 20 minutes. Before leaving the practice, follow-up appointments will be made and the surgeon will advise you of the aftercare recommendations to follow. In addition to a comprehensive written report, you will receive a 24-hour emergency phone number. Under this you can reach the surgeon in an emergency at any time.
At CenterPlast, we use virtual reality goggles during surgery at the patient’s request. This can be used to watch movies or a favorite series, for example. This method has been proven to reduce pain sensitivity through distraction and entertain you throughout the surgical process, before, during as well as after the completed plastic aesthetic procedure.
How can you prepare for a nipple correction?
You can find out how to optimally prepare for the operation to correct the hernia on the page Breast Deformities FAQ.
What do you have to consider after a nipple correction?
You will find everything you need to know about the best possible aftercare following surgical correction of the nipples on the page Breast Deformities FAQ.
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Dr. med. Stéphane steel is the former director of the Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery / Hand Surgery at the Lüdenscheid Clinic. Dr. Stahl studied medicine at the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin. In 2011 he passed the European and 2012 the German specialist examination for plastic and aesthetic surgery. Further specialist qualifications and additional qualifications followed (including quality management, medical didactics, physical therapy, emergency medicine, laser protection officers, hand surgery) as well as prizes and awards. In 2015 he completed his habilitation in plastic and aesthetic surgery in Tübingen. He is an experienced microsurgeon, a sought-after expert and a regular speaker at specialist congresses. After a multi-stage selection process, Stéphane Stahl became a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), one of the world’s largest and most influential specialist societies for aesthetic surgery. His authorship includes numerous articles in respected peer review journals and standard surgical textbooks.