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Inverted Nipple Operation

Women who suffer from inverted nipple may have some awkwardness or loss of self-confidence while intimacy, which may cause psychological problems. That is why having this operation is the perfect solution to get rid of this problem and give the nipples their natural appearance.

This operation aims to correct the nipple’s shape so it looks natural. By stretching the milk channels or cutting it. This will release the nipple from the channels, which are dragging them inside, which allows them to appear again. It is necessary to choose your surgeon carefully before doing the operation.

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During The Examination of Inverted Nipple Operation

Usually the examination takes 15 minutes to one hour. During this examination, you will be able to talk with your doctor about all the details of the operation. Your doctor will discuss with you the following:

  • Why do you want to do the operation?
  • What do you want to achieve through the operation?
  • Which kind of surgeries have you performed in the past?
  • The current medical condition and your medical history, also if you are allergic to anything.
  • If you had breast cancer in the past.
  • What medications are you using currently and vitamins or herbal supplements.
  • If you are smoking or drinking alcohol and how they affect the operation.

Although it is not painful, but the inverted nipple may affect self-confidence due to defects in breasts. It can be also a problem for women who are trying to breastfeed, because their child cannot hold a flat nipple or inverted ones to suck milk out of the breast. That is why the perfect candidates for this operation are:

  • People who are suffering a flat nipple, so they cannot correct it by a device or non-surgical intervention.
  • People who have psychological problems due to defects in their breast.
  • Women who are having difficulties breastfeeding their babies.
  • People who want an effective treatment with permanent results.

First Level: It is the simplest type of inverted nipple. This condition called the Shy Nipple. The nipples may e flat or inverted a bit. Nipples show a reflection to some stimulants such as touching or heat. Nipples remain bumpy for a short period before going back to the inverted condition.
Second Level: Nipples are more inverted than the first level. Nipples will bump while stimulating but they will go back to the inverted condition fast.
Third Level: It is the most severe form of inverted nipples. Nipples are inverted completely. No stimulation is able to show the nipples. The level of inverting may affect the surgical technique chosen by the surgeon.

It is important to be aware of the risks and complications of Inverted Nipple Operation. Your surgeon will discuss these issues with you during the examination.

  • Risks of the operation includes:
  • Inability of breastfeeding.
  • Scars.
  • Swelling and bruising.
  • Numbness in the nipple.
  • Infection.
  • Non-aesthetic appearance.
  • Inverting occurs again.
  • Negative reaction against anesthesia.

It is important to be aware of the signs of infection. Inform your surgeon if you face the following:

  • Fever.
  • Redness or swelling in the incision area.
  • Secretions with bad smell from the incision.
  • Increased pain.

To help reduce the risk of complications during and after the operation, it is recommended that:

Stop smoking and drinking alcohol at least six weeks before the operation, because smoking increase the risk of infection and may delay the healing.

You should know that some medications might increase the risk of complications, such as:

  • Aspirin.
  • Vitamins.

You should stop using blood transfusions two weeks before the operation. This will help reduce the bleeding and swelling after the operation.

It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions to speed up the healing process.

Although it is not painful, but the inverted nipple may affect self-confidence due to defects in breasts. It can be also a problem for women who are trying to breastfeed, because their child cannot hold a flat nipple or inverted ones to suck milk out of the breast. That is why the perfect candidates for this operation are:

  • People who are suffering a flat nipple, so they cannot correct it by a device or non-surgical intervention.
  • People who have psychological problems due to defects in their breast.
  • Women who are having difficulties breastfeeding their babies.
  • People who want an effective treatment with permanent results.

First Level: It is the simplest type of inverted nipple. This condition called the Shy Nipple. The nipples may e flat or inverted a bit. Nipples show a reflection to some stimulants such as touching or heat. Nipples remain bumpy for a short period before going back to the inverted condition.
Second Level: Nipples are more inverted than the first level. Nipples will bump while stimulating but they will go back to the inverted condition fast.
Third Level: It is the most severe form of inverted nipples. Nipples are inverted completely. No stimulation is able to show the nipples. The level of inverting may affect the surgical technique chosen by the surgeon.

It is important to be aware of the risks and complications of Inverted Nipple Operation. Your surgeon will discuss these issues with you during the examination.

  • Risks of the operation includes:
  • Inability of breastfeeding.
  • Scars.
  • Swelling and bruising.
  • Numbness in the nipple.
  • Infection.
  • Non-aesthetic appearance.
  • Inverting occurs again.
  • Negative reaction against anesthesia.

It is important to be aware of the signs of infection. Inform your surgeon if you face the following:

  • Fever.
  • Redness or swelling in the incision area.
  • Secretions with bad smell from the incision.
  • Increased pain.

To help reduce the risk of complications during and after the operation, it is recommended that:

Stop smoking and drinking alcohol at least six weeks before the operation, because smoking increase the risk of infection and may delay the healing.

You should know that some medications might increase the risk of complications, such as:

  • Aspirin.
  • Vitamins.

You should stop using blood transfusions two weeks before the operation. This will help reduce the bleeding and swelling after the operation.

It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions to speed up the healing process.

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Your Surgeon Will Advise You About

Work Vacation: If your job requires physical activity, you have to rest one week at least. If it does not require physical activity, you need 3-5 days before going back to work.

Exercising: Avoid exercising for two weeks after the operation. Because physical activity increases swelling, which increases the healing period time.

Showering: Personal hygiene must be maintained, but do not shower for the prescribed period by your doctor.

Getting Back To Driving: Since you are not able to drive directly after the operation, you must arrange with one of your friends or family to take you home. They must pay attention to you during the first 24 hours after the operation. Because you may still have some side effects of anesthesia and painkillers.

Results

You will not notice a difference in your nipples immediately, it may take six weeks to see the complete aesthetic results. Avoid pressing your nipples in the first few weeks after the operation. This includes lying on your abdomen or hugs during first few weeks.

How Inverted Nipple Operation Is Done?

This procedure is usually simple, and it takes about 30-120 minutes depending on the level of inverting. Inverted Nipple Operation includes these steps:

1 – Eligibility: You will discuss the details of the operation with your surgeon and do the necessary tests, in order to check your health condition and your ability to do the operation, and that will be a week before the operation.

2 – Anesthesia: Since it is a simple procedure, your surgeon will apply local anesthesia. In some cases, it might be better to do the operation under general anesthesia. Your doctor will inform you about which type of anesthesia he is going to use.

3 – Incisions: Your surgeon will make a small incision at the nipple base to reach the milk channels that drags the nipple inside. The applied technique depends on the level of inverting, techniques include:

From first to second level: Your surgeon will stretch the short milk channels, this will drag the nipple out. Then, surgeon will raise the nipple and its aura from the breast and stretch them, then stitch the nipples at their new site.

Since this technique stretches the milk channels and does not cut them, it is not going to affect your ability of breastfeeding. Also, this technique has no risks.

From second to third level: If the inverting is severe, the surgeon may cut the milk channels. When surgeon cuts milk channel, nipples are released out. Since milk channels are cut off, this technique will affect your ability of breastfeeding. However, risks are very few.

After stretching or cutting the milk channels, your surgeon will use stitches to place nipples at their new site. You doctor will discuss with you the appropriate technique for your condition.

4 – Closing Incisions: Your surgeon will use stitches to close the incision, after that will place a protective bandage on the nipple to prevent it from inverting again.

5 – Going Back Home: Your surgeon and the medical crew will follow up your situation and provide you the proper care so you can leave the hospital and go back home at the same day of operation.

After Inverted Nipple Operation

It is important to get ready for the period after the operation, we recommend these steps for an easier and faster healing:

1 – Driving: You will not be able to drive directly after the operation. You may wait for 5 days to two weeks before you drive. That is why it is important to have someone to take you home after the operation.

You will need someone adult to stay with you for 24 hours at least after the operation, because you may still feel sleepy due to painkillers and anesthesia.

2 – Rest and Sleep: Make sure you have many pillows because it might be more comfortable for you to sleep on your back in a sidelong position for the first few days. Sleeping on this position will help you recover by reducing swelling and bruising.

Although you need to rest after the operation, but do not spend your whole time at bed. You need to walk regularly. This reduce the risk of having blood clots after the operation.

3 – Aggressive Movements: Do not do any aggressive movements or any heavy sports for two weeks after the operation.

4 – Diet: Committing to a healthy diet helps you recover. Eat high protein and sodium foods with fresh vegetables and fruits. You need to drink a lot of water and caffeine-free drinks. Avoid any food that contains high amounts of salt or sugar.

5 – Clothing: Do not wear clothes that applies pressure on nipples for at least two weeks, including tight bras. Try to choose wide and comfortable clothes to wear after the operation.

You will be able to go back home at the same day of the operation. Your surgeon will set an appointment for the follow up after the operation. Usually it is after one or two weeks of the operation, during this appointment, surgeon will remove any insoluble stitches, examine your breast, and treat any surgical complication.

Most Common Questions

There are many reasons for inverted nipples, but if it happened since puberty, there wont be suspicious about breast cancer. However, if inverted nipple happened suddenly you should visit your doctor and do the appropriate tests.
Your ability of breastfeeding after the operation depends on the level of inverted nipple you had and the applied technique by the surgeon. If the inverting was from the second to third level (severe), your surgeon may suggest cutting or dividing the short milk channels. This technique might prevent you from breastfeeding because milk cannot reach the nipple. If the inverting level is more simple, your surgeon might choose a technique that does not require cutting the milk channels, and you still be able to breastfeed.
Your doctor may ask you to stop breastfeeding 3-6 months before the operation.
If you have recently give a birth, you may need to wait for 3-6 months before doing the operation.
Most of the cosmetic surgeons will examine you without referring you to your GP. If you have decided to do the operation, your surgeon might ask about your medical history from your GP.
If your work requires a lot of physical activity, you need to rest for a week at least. If it does not require that much of physical activity, you only need to rest for 3-5 days.
Avoid exercising for two weeks after the operation. Because physical activity increases swelling.
Smoking and alcohol increases the risk of having complications. It is highly recommended to top smoking for six weeks at least before the operation. Because smoking delays the healing.
Usually it is local anesthesia, but in some cases, the doctor might do it under general anesthesia.
Prices varies depending on the level of inverting, the hospital, and the experience of the surgeon. You will get the final price after the examination.

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