Nipple Surgery

Placement of symmetric breast implants and reduction of the right nipple helped bring better symmetry to this patient’s chest. All patients select the size of their breast implants.

In office release of inverted and cleft nipple. The right nipple is has more substance and therefore projection than the left.

This patient had severe nipple inversion. Implants help bring nipples out, but in this case, additional duct release was required. This procedure is not recommended for anyone who expects to breast feed in the future.

NIPPLE SURGERY INFORMATION

I absolutely love to perform nipple surgery.  Nipples can be made smaller, shorter, or sometimes longer depending on the desire of the patient.  One important point with nipple surgery is that the scar tissue can interfere with breast feeding.  Nipple surgery should only be considered after breast feeding is no longer desired.  If you would like to see more information about nipple surgery, you are welcome to visit my website written exclusively for breast patients, www.breastaugmentationutahcost.com.

ONE OF MY NIPPLES APPEARS SUNKEN. WHAT CA– USES THIS?

Nipple retraction is usually a normal condition. It is caused by shortening of the breast ducts and fibrous connective tissue entering the nipple. This condition can be related to inflammation, injury, or in some cases, breast tumors, so a careful exam and history are important parts of your evaluation.

WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR A RETRACTED NIPPLE?

The procedure for retracted nipples involves dividing the fibrous bands and supporting the nipple as it heals. Surgery for retracted nipples can be done in the office as an isolated procedure, or in combination with other surgery in the operating suite.  You can tell whether or not you are a candidate for this procedure if you are able to evert or make your nipple stand out with pressure. Some women have very small or flattened nipples, and this condition is much more difficult to address.

WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR LARGE NIPPLES?

Nipple reduction surgery can easily be performed either in the office or in combination with other procedures in the operating room. Often women who are undergoing breast lift or breast reduction surgery will request reduction of the size of the areola, which is easy to combine with these surgeries.  Sometimes more than one reduction is requested to achieve the desired result.

MY NIPPLES SHOW TOO MUCH AFTER MY BREAST AUGMENTATION.  IS THERE ANYTHING TO BE DONE ABOUT THAT?

In patients with breast implants, nipples can be more visible in clothing, necessitating use of a padded bra which otherwise might not be needed.  Trimming the length of the nipple is easily performed in the office under local anesthesia.


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