What is Inverted Nipple Surgery?
Inverted Nipple Correction is a surgical procedure which can correct and reshape nipples. Inverted nipples can occur naturally or happen secondary to breastfeeding, hormonal changes or prior surgeries. They can be present in one or both breasts.
Benefits of Inverted Nipple Surgery:
- Correct inverted nipples for a favourable shape
- Simple, straightforward procedure
- Lasting results
Who is an Inverted Nipple Surgery right for?
Inverted Nipple Correction may be right for you if you are concerned about the shape of your nipples and notice them pointing inward.
What to expect from Inverted Nipple Surgery
In virtually all cases, correction of inverted nipples can be performed under a local anesthetic through a very small, hidden incision at the base of the nipple.
Inverted Nipple Surgery Recovery
Recovery from this procedure is straightforward. Significant physical activity and exercise is avoided for two weeks to allow appropriate healing. In most cases, regular activity and a return to work is possible the day after the procedure. A special padded bandage is placed over the healing nipple for three weeks to protect it from pressure.
Before and After Inverted Nipple Surgery
View Dr. Somogyi’s before and after breast surgery photos in our gallery here.
Risks of Inverted Nipple Surgery
As with any local anesthetic procedure, the risks of inverted nipple correction include bleeding, infection, scarring and discomfort. The risk of these occurring is very low. Risks specific to this procedure also include:
- Recurrence of inversion
- Nipple hypersensitivity
- Nipple numbness
- Potential inability to breastfeed
How long will Inverted Nipple Surgery last?
Results are long-lasting and can be permanent. Changes such as pregnancy or weight gain can affect the outcome.
How much does Inverted Nipple Surgery cost?
Dr Somogyi creates each quote to reflect the specific plan for each individual patient. An average range would be $1400 – $1600 per side