NIPPLE CORRECTION SURGERY
The Nipple Correction Procedure
The first step in nipple reduction, inverted nipple repair or areola reduction surgery is thorough examination and careful evaluation. Once a clear plan has been established, the procedure is then performed under local anesthesia, unless it is performed in conjunction with another breast procedure.
Inverted Nipple Repair
The objective is to reshape the nipple and areola so that the nipple projects out from the breast, enhancing the appearance of the breast while preserving sensitivity of the nipple. A number of techniques are available to the surgeon to correct this problem. Techniques are also available that leave the milk ducts intact thus preserving the women’s ability to breastfeed.
Areola reductions begin by removing the pigmented area from the outside of the areola. Proper placement of incision and meticulous technique leaves minimal scarring.
Length reduction: Nipples that are too long either droop down or project too far out. To shorten the nipple length, the tip of the nipple will be often removed and sutured for closure. Sometimes the skin along the neck of the nipple will be removed to create a shorter nipple.
If the nipple is too wide, but not too long, a pie-shaped wedge will be removed from the undersurface of the nipple. The cut edges are then sutured and the circumference is reduced.