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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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Your Nipple Surgery will be performed in Pedy Ganchi, MD surgery center located in Ridgewood, NJ