Inverted Nipple Repair

Inverted nipple repair involves using meticulous techniques to release the tethering tissues and bring the nipple to a forward and natural position.

Overview

Benefits of Inverted Nipple Repair

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    Restored Confidence: Regain confidence in your appearance by correcting inverted nipples for a natural and aesthetically pleasing look.
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    Enhanced Comfort: Improve physical comfort and well-being by addressing concerns related to inverted nipples.
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    Natural-Looking Results: Achieve natural-looking and symmetrical nipples through a personalised inverted nipple repair procedure.
Introduction

What is Inverted Nipple Repair?

Nipple reduction and areolar reduction are surgical procedures designed to address concerns related to nipple and areolar size. These procedures involve precise techniques to reshape and resize the nipple and areola, creating a more harmonious and balanced appearance.

Inverted Nipple Correction Techniques:

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    Release of Tethering Tissues: The surgeon releases the tight tissues causing the nipple inversion, allowing it to project outward. 2. Sutures to Maintain Projection: Sutures may be used to maintain the corrected nipple projection and prevent a recurrence.
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    Sutures to Maintain Projection: Sutures may be used to maintain the corrected nipple projection and prevent a recurrence.

The Procedure

What Technique is Used to Correct an Inverted Nipple

Correcting inverted nipples typically involves a surgical procedure known as inverted or inversion correction. The specific technique used can vary depending on the severity of the inversion and the underlying anatomical factors.

Here are common techniques used to correct inverted nipples:

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    Nipple Retraction Release (Mild to Moderate Cases): For mild to moderate cases of nipple inversion, a simple release procedure may be performed. The surgeon makes small incisions at the base of the nipple and releases the tight bands of tissue that are causing the inversion. This allows the nipple to protrude more naturally.
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    Suspension Techniques (Severe Cases): In more severe cases of nipple inversion, where the tissue is deeply retracted, suspension techniques may be employed. This involves using a combination of sutures and a supporting framework to lift and secure the nipple in a more outward position.
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    Fat Grafting (For Added Volume): Fat grafting may sometimes add volume and support to the nipple. This involves harvesting fat from another body area (typically through liposuction) and injecting it around the nipple's base to provide additional structural support.
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    Dermal Grafts or Allografts (Reinforcement): In cases where additional reinforcement is needed, dermal grafts (using the patient's tissue) or allografts (using donor tissue) may be employed. These grafts provide additional structural support and prevent the nipple from retracting.
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    Internal Stenting (Temporary Measures): Internal stenting involves placing a temporary device or stent inside the nipple to maintain its projection during the healing process. This is sometimes used as a temporary measure, especially in cases where the inversion is due to breastfeeding-related changes.
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Meet Dr Andrew Cheah

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    MOH accredited Board Certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
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    Graduated from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, with qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons and the National University of Singapore.
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    Specialises in facial surgery and body contouring, including non-invasive treatments and laser therapies.
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    Openly engages with patients to thoroughly understand their needs and concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have inverted nipples, seeking consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is the first step. During the consultation, the surgeon will assess your condition and discuss the appropriate treatment options, including inverted nipple repair.
If you have inverted nipples, seeking consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is the first step. During the consultation, the surgeon will assess your condition and discuss the appropriate treatment options, including inverted nipple repair.

Your choice of technique depends on factors such as the degree of nipple inversion, the elasticity of the tissues, and the patient’s aesthetic goals. It’s important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can assess the specific characteristics of the nipple inversion and recommend an appropriate corrective procedure.

Inverted nipple correction is generally considered a safe and effective procedure, and most patients experience improved nipple projection and symmetry after the surgery. As with any surgical procedure, there will be a recovery period during which the patient should follow postoperative care instructions provided by our surgeon.

In some cases, inverted nipples may naturally become erect, especially during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, for persistent or bothersome cases, inverted nipple repair provides a long-lasting solution to correct the condition and achieve a natural appearance.
Inverted nipple correction is performed under anaesthesia, ensuring that patients are comfortable during the procedure. Postoperative discomfort is typically manageable with prescribed pain medications.
While some cases of inverted nipples may improve with non-surgical measures, persistent or bothersome cases may require surgical intervention for a long-lasting solution. Inverted nipple repair provides a customised approach to address individual concerns.
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