Many women are dissatisfied or embarrassed by the appearance of their nipples. Some are the results of normal development after puberty and others are the result of childbirth or breast feeding. The most common conditions are inverted, or hidden nipples, and large or protuberant nipples.
About Nipple Surgery
Simple procedures are available to correct these conditions with little or no downtime. These procedures can be performed alone or in conjunction with other breast procedures like augmentation, breast lift or reduction. If performed alone, these procedures can usually be done using only local anesthesia. Healing time is generally about 7-10 days with minimal discomfort, and scarring is rarely noticeable.
Good Candidates For Nipple Procedures
- You are dissatisfied or embarrassed by the appearance of your nipples
- You are in good physical condition and have good emotional health
- You have realistic expectations
Your Nipple Procedure Consultation
During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeries, your medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed. Your skin quality will also be evaluated. Photographs may be taken for your medical record. Your surgeon will determine what you benefit from most and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will be also be discussed. The doctor’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.