Nipple inversion is a condition where the nipple does not protrude from the breast as it is supposed to. Nipple inversion may occur in various grades or forms, sometimes affecting only one nipple and sometimes both. Sometimes the nipple will protrude in certain situations but is primarily inverted, other times it will always be inverted. Whatever your particular nipple inversion situation is, Dr. B can fix it. If you feel as though you might benefit from inverted nipple correction and would like to find out if you are a candidate, contact Illuminate to schedule an appointment at our convenient Palo Alto location.
Fortunately, inverted nipple correction is a relatively simple procedure that can correct undesired nipple inversion. Typically, nipple inversion happens because of milk ducts in the breast that are too short and pull the nipple in. The procedure is designed to free the inverted nipple, allowing it to achieve its normal protruding state. Dr. B does this by making a small incision underneath the retracted nipple. This releases the tension from the short milk ducts in the breast that are causing the problem and allows the nipple to move to the proper location.
Dr. B can perform your nipple inversion procedure quickly under local anesthesia in the comfortable minor procedure room of our Palo Alto office. He will make a small incision as needed to release the tension on the nipple or nipples and allow them to naturally protrude to their normal state. In some cases, patients like to combine a corrective nipple inversion procedure with a related procedure like a breast augmentation or breast lift. In this case, all the procedures would be performed under general anesthesia in our AAAASF operating room.
Nipple inversion correction is a minor procedure and you should be fully recovered within two or three days. You can be back on your feet and working or performing other activities almost immediately if you have had just the nipple inversion correction procedure. There may be soreness or redness around the affected area for a few days and you may wish to sleep on your back for a while because of nipple tenderness but any discomfort should be relatively minor.
Correction for an inverted nipple corrects a problem where the nipple does not protrude as normal , either never protruding or sometimes protruding and sometimes retracting. While this generally does not create any associated health issues, many people are self-conscious about having a nipple or nipples that do not protrude in the normal way, and this procedure corrects that problem. Nipple inversion correction does not change the size, shape or location of the breast. This would require an additional procedure or procedures.
After the procedure, the area of the incision will be bandaged, so you won’t see the results right away. However, once the bandages are removed, your nipples will be protruding normally, so you will see immediate results. The area may be swollen or tender due to the incisions, but once the swelling goes down, your breasts will look as they normally do, with the exception that your nipples are in the proper position.
On average, an inverted nipple correction procedure costs around $3,000 to $4,000. This is a permanent fix and you should only need it once (twice if both nipples are inverted). If you prefer to pay for your inverted nipple correction procedure in installments, you can easily do so using flexible payment options. We have found that our patients appreciate the ease and convenience of services like CareCredit and Alphaeon. Many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest, so you can enjoy your results soon without the immediate financial burden upfront.
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