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Inverted nipples and excessively large nipples require nipple surgery in New Jersey. Nipple reconstruction and eversion or reduction may also be done after a breast lift, augmentation, or reconstructive procedure.
Nipple Eversion and Reconstruction
Inverted nipples, which point inward rather than out from the breasts, can be a source of self-consciousness as well as concern about the ability to breastfeed. However, this condition may be corrected through a nipple eversion procedure. This surgery involves releasing or stretching internal connective tissue that has been pulling the nipple inward.
The eversion procedure is typically performed with the use of a local anesthetic. An incision is made in the areola to access the connective fibers. The nipple is then placed in an outward position and held there using sutures. The sutures dissolve as the breast tissue heals and the nipples remain pointing outward. Nipple eversion surgery can preserve nearby milk ducts to maintain a patient’s ability to breastfeed in the future.
Nipple and areola reconstruction is typically performed to create nipples if they are missing due to mastectomy, injury or a congenital defect. It is often the final step in breast reconstruction surgery, where the nipple is formed after the breast mound has settled into place so that the new nipple matches the appearance and position of the natural one as closely as possible. Nipple reconstruction may be performed using one of several techniques, including tissue and cartilage flaps, skin grafts and tattooing.
* Individual results may vary.
Many men and women are embarrassed or bothered by the larger size of their nipples. Patients may be born with larger nipples, or they may develop after breastfeeding. Whatever the cause may be, larger nipples can be reduced through a simple surgical procedure that offers immediate results and minimal risks, eliminating patients’ worries about nipple size and shape.
Nipple reduction is commonly performed during a breast reduction procedure, so that the size of the nipple will match the new size and shape of the breast. Larger nipples often create a matronly or older appearance, although it commonly occurs after breastfeeding or in naturally large breasts. A reduced nipple size can help create an overall youthful appearance to the breast, and helps maximize the aesthetic results of a breast reduction or breast lift procedure.
It is important for patients to realize that the nipple and the areola are not the same thing. The nipple is the projected part of the breast, while the areola is the darker pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple. Many patients undergoing nipple reduction may also seek areola reduction in order to achieve their desired results.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Nipple Surgery?
You can get nipple surgery if you have nipples that are inverted, indented, enlarged, asymmetric, or have puffy areolas. The procedure can be performed on both men and women. Suitable candidates must be in good health with realistic expectations of what the surgery can do for them.
Your Nipple Surgery Consultation
You will need to schedule a consultation before a date can be set for your nipple surgery. We will discuss your problems during the consultation and conduct a physical examination. After that, we will determine if you are a suitable candidate and, if you are, which nipple surgery you should get.
What Is Nipple Surgery Like?
A nipple surgery usually lasts an hour and is performed under local anesthesia, except if done with another procedure. An incision will be made in the areola or nipple. In the case of nipple reduction, excess skin will be removed to shorten the nipple width, length, or both.
If the nipple surgery is to correct an inverted nipple, an incision will be made at the base of the areola or nipple. The areola tissue and nipple will be lifted and stitched into their new position.
In the case of nipple reconstruction, areola repigmentation will be used to hide a scar from a mastectomy or enhance the appearance of the nipples.
What Is Recovery Like?
You might experience some bruising and swelling after the nipple surgery. The surgery area may be wrapped in bandages to reduce the swelling. The discomfort usually disappears after a few days. You can take pain medication for the pain. You may suffer from temporary nipple hypersensitivity.
Follow the recommended dos and don’ts after the surgery. You may not see your final results until several months later.
Nipple Surgery Cost
The cost of inverted nipple correction is typically around $2,200 to $2,600. Price is impacted by surgical facility fees and the total time required to perform the procedure, along with anesthesia cost. The price of your nipple surgery can be discussed during your consultation.
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