Inverted Nipple Correction
Inverted nipples can profoundly impact a woman’s self-confidence in her appearance. This congenital condition occurs when the nipple is pulled inward instead of pointing outward. Short milk ducts can prevent nipples from having this natural outward appearance. The condition first becomes noticeable during puberty and can impact a woman’s ability to breastfeed. Inverted nipple correction surgery from Maia Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC, can resolve this issue for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
How Can an Inverted Nipple Be Fixed?
Inverted nipple correction surgery is designed to give a more outward projection for flat or deep-set nipples. This outpatient procedure at Maia Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC, takes an hour or less, using light sedation or local anesthesia. The plastic surgeon makes small incisions around the areola during the procedure to help release the tissue around the nipple. The nipple is then able to protrude outward naturally. Sutures are placed to help hold the nipple in position.
Patients can return home the same day and return to work the following day. You may experience some nipple soreness, bruising or swelling following the surgery. The plastic surgeon can address any pain management needs and give you specific instructions on caring for your incisions during recovery. Patients may need to avoid strenuous activity for the first two weeks. Complete healing can take up to a month.
Ideal Candidates for Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery
Ideal candidates are non-smokers in good health with inverted nipples who do not plan to breastfeed in the future. Breastfeeding may be possible, depending on the severity of the inversion. To be considered for inverted nipple correction surgery, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is strongly recommended. The plastic surgeon will perform a comprehensive medical examination and explain the benefits and risks.
Washington, DC Inverted Nipple Correction You Can Trust
Inverted nipple correction surgery can be an ideal solution for women in Washington, DC, who feel self-conscious about their appearance. Dr. Maia is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic procedures of the breast, body and face for women. During a consultation, Dr. Maia can recommend the best treatment options to meet your aesthetic needs. Schedule a consultation today.