Correction of Inverted Nipples

Correction of Inverted Nipples

Creating The Look You Want

Inverted nipples are a common problem in women. The nipple becomes inverted when the breast tissue is too high on the chest, which is usually due to an overactive muscle called the pectoralis major. This condition can be corrected by surgery.

What Causes Inverted Nipples

Inverted nipples are when the breast tissue is too high on the chest, causing the nipples to point inward instead of outward. They can be corrected by surgery, which moves the breast tissue down and reshapes the nipple. This surgery is relatively simple and has a high success rate.

Various factors can cause the issue, and in some cases, there may be no identifiable cause for it. After correcting a drooping breast with surgery, most patients have normal-looking breasts that feel natural and comfortable because they hang from where they’re supposed to instead of being pulled up tight across the chest wall. If you are concerned about your nipples, be sure to speak with your doctor.

  • Born with the issue
  • After breastfeeding
  • Mastectomy
  • Weight loss
  • Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause
  • Underlying medical conditions such as breast cancer or tuberculosis

The Procedure For Inverted Nipples In Northern Virginia

The surgical correction for the issue involves making a small incision along the base of each nipple and pulling them up and out. After surgery, the nipples may remain inverted for a while before becoming permanently erect.

Patients are also advised to massage the nipples to stretch the nipple/areolar complex and avoid re-inversion during the months following surgery. When possible, they should avoid wearing overly tight bras for an extended period, as that can lead to a more severe type of nipple inversion known as tethering.

Benefits Of Correcting Inverted Nipples

There are many benefits to fixing your inverted nipples. First and foremost, it can improve your self-esteem and body image. The issue can also make breastfeeding more difficult, so fixing them can make that process easier. Additionally, they can make wearing certain clothing styles or bras difficult. Fixing them can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin.



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