Plastic surgery of nipples and areolas can be performed either as a standalone procedure or alongside other cosmetic breast plastic surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction. As a Fellowship educated, board certified plastic surgeon caring for patients from NYC and beyond, Dr. Hutchinson’s meticulous attention to detail and artistic eye ensure natural-looking results aligned with your unique wishes for improvement.
Inverted Nipple Correction
Inverted nipples may occur on one or both breasts and are the result of shortening or tightening of the ducts that run within the nipple. The condition can be classified as follows:
- Mild cases (in which inversion is minimal and the nipples are still capable of becoming erect in response to stimulation)
- Severe cases (in which the nipples remain retracted, despite stimuli such as touch or cold)
Inverted Nipple Correction Procedure Details
Plastic surgery to correct inverted nipples involves creating a small incision across the base of the nipple, releasing the duct contraction, and suturing the nipples in a normal, everted, or erect position. When part of other breast surgery, it does not incur significant additional downtime or recovery. If performed on its own, inverted nipple correction can be carried out under local anesthesia alone or using only minimal intravenous sedation.