Either in conjunction with breast reduction, lift, or implant procedures, or as a stand-alone surgery, nipple correction is available to women that are unhappy with the current appearance of their nipples. The nipple is a significant part of a woman’s body image, sexuality, and ability to breastfeed. Dissatisfied with appearances, some women are left to feel self-conscious with and without clothing on.
There are a number of reasons a woman may be dissatisfied with her nipples. Enlarged and/or misshapen areolas can be considered less than desirable even though they are not medically bothersome. For most women, the aftereffects of breastfeeding, weight gain or loss and the effect of aging skin and tissue can cause the nipples to become disproportionate to the rest of the breast and leave them feeling less than beautiful.
Less common, but not uncommon, is the need to correct an inverted nipple. This is a condition that can occur in one or both of the breasts and is experienced by approximately two percent of women. In some cases, the nipple is not permanently inverted and in others it is. For either patient, Bluewater Plastic Surgery has the solution to repairing inverted nipples.
There are a multitude of nipple correction surgeries available to patients to address a wide range of issues. At Bluewater Plastic Surgery, we offer areola reduction, inverted nipple correction, nipple augmentation, nipple lift, and nipple reduction all custom tailored to your desired appearance.
In most cases, these procedures take less than an hour and are minimally invasive as far as surgeries go. As if that wasn’t incredible enough, most patients are able to go home and resume light normal activity the very same day!
Because a complete nipple resizing and reshaping can have an adverse effect on your ability to breastfeed, be sure to talk with your surgeon about your concerns for milk duct interference. It should also be noted that because pregnancy and breastfeeding can significantly alter the shape and size of the areola and nipple, it is often recommended that surgery be considered after the patient has had their last child. Yet, we also treat new mothers that want their confidence back and have decided to forgo the route of breastfeeding. The choice is truly yours.
The first step in deciding if nipple correction surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a trusted and board-certified surgeon to discuss your options and which ones are the best for your goals. Nipple correction requires not only experience, but also artistry to best be able to match the nipple with the overall breast appearance.
When it comes to personal health and the successful completion and recovery from nipple correction surgery, there are few considerations you should keep in mind. Non-smokers heal better than smokers do and have less chances of experiencing wound complications. Irregular weight gain and loss can also adversely affect results. Most important of all is informing your doctor of any medications you are currently on as they could interfere with medication given during and/or after surgery.
Dr. Clark varies his artistic approach according to an individual’s desired outcomes plus their current physical health and body type. At Bluewater Plastic Surgery, we put our patients first, and we strive to make alterations that will improve the quality of your life. By using our years of experience, skill and knowledge of modern techniques, our team can provide you with the solution you’ve been searching for.
Contact us today to schedule your Nipple Correction consultation!