Inverted Nipple Correction in Western, PA

Did you know one in five people have inverted nipples needing Nipple Correction? While some people have never heard of the inverted nipple, about 20% of women suffer from this condition. However, most people have never heard of this unless they themselves suffer from it. Many women are self-conscious about their condition. Inverted nipples are exactly what they sound like: nipples that retract into the surrounding tissue of the areola. In extreme cases, it can even hide.

Inverted nipples are caused by genetics, infection, weight loss, breastfeeding complications, trauma, aging, breast cancer (carcinoma) and pregnancy. The biggest medical issue with inverted nipples involves complications with breastfeeding. As for the cosmetic side, they consider them less flattering.

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Nipple Correction Procedures Pittsburgh PA

You May Need Nipple Repair or Correction If…

  • Born with nipple inversion
  • Developed inverted nipples due to trauma, breastfeeding, extreme weight loss, or injury
  • Dissatisfied with previous nipple correction surgery
  • Have overall good health and realistic expectations
  • At least 18 years old
  • Not currently pregnant or nursing

Thankfully, the Advanced Liposuction Center offers a solution for inverted nipples. Modern medicine allows us to release the connective tissue which holds the nipple in place. Once the fibers are intact, we place dissolving sutures to keep the nipple forward. You only need one small incision so scarring is very minimal. Plus, the areolas natural color and texture will hide the scar. This is a very successful procedure with minor complications that can not only improve appearance, but will also help women’s ability to breastfeed.

Most patients have a very high satisfaction with the results of the procedure. In rare instances, patients might need a touch up to improve the nipple projection. Dr. Giraldo will discuss further details with patients to determine if it’s necessary.

Can nipple correction help with inverted or flat nipples?

Yes, nipple correction procedures can be performed to help address inverted or flat nipples. Inverted nipples are characterized by a retracted or inverted appearance, while flat nipples have little to no projection.

There are different techniques available for correcting inverted or flat nipples, and the choice of procedure depends on the severity and underlying cause of the condition. Here are a few common approaches.

  1. Nipple inversion correction:

This procedure involves releasing the fibrous tissue that is causing the nipple to be inverted. It may involve making small incisions and using techniques to loosen the tissue and allow the nipple to project outward.

  • Nipple augmentation:

In cases where the nipple lacks projection or appears flat, nipple augmentation can be performed. This involves using dermal fillers or fat transfer techniques to increase the volume and projection of the nipple.

  • Nipple piercing:

In some cases, nipple piercing can help address mild nipple inversion or flatness. The placement of a nipple piercing can create a temporary projection and improve the appearance of the nipple.

Will nipple correction leave scars, and if so, how noticeable will they be?

Nipple correction procedures may involve incisions, which can result in scars. The extent and visibility of the scars can vary depending on factors such as the specific procedure performed, individual healing characteristics, and the skill of the surgeon. Here are a few factors to consider:

  1. Incision placement:

The location and length of the incisions will depend on the specific technique used for nipple correction. Surgeons aim to place incisions in inconspicuous areas to minimize visibility.

  • Healing process:

Proper wound care, adherence to post-operative instructions, and individual healing characteristics can influence the appearance of scars. Following the surgeon’s guidance and taking steps to promote optimal healing can help minimize scar visibility.

Nipple Reconstruction After Breast Cancer

Women who have undergone a mastectomy can benefit from nipple correction after their reconstructive breast procedure. Nipple reconstruction will give the finishing touch on their newly constructed breasts, giving them a more natural look and feel. Dr. Giraldo can use fat transfers or grafting during this procedure, which takes donor tissue and skin to rebuild the nipple. We recommend waiting until patients breasts have healed from their first surgery before undergoing nipple correction. Many women prefer this option for more natural looking nipples.

Will the sensation of my nipple change after surgery?
Every patient is different. Most patients do not experience changes in nipple sensation. However, if there are changes, the nipple may become more or less sensitive. home Can I breastfeed after my nipple correction?
As long as the nipple has sensation, patients can still breastfeed after surgery. When can I continue exercising after my nipple correction?
Most patients can return to their normal exercise routine within 2-3 weeks.Does the surgery hurt?
Local anesthesia is used, so the procedure is comfortable with slight discomfort afterwards for a few days.When can I go back to work after surgery?
Since there is little pain involved with the surgery, patients can return to work within 2-3 days. However, if patients work requires physical labor, we may recommend taking 2-3 weeks off.

Is nipple reconstruction covered by insurance?
Since it is considered cosmetic, nipple repair is not covered by insurance.