Inverted Nipple Surgery
Nipples usually protrude naturally, but some people develop inverted nipples that may cause them to feel self-conscious. A relatively simple surgical procedure under local anaesthetic can help to restore the natural shape of the nipple.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Andrew Williams offers this procedure at Skin Surgery Clinic in Guiseley, West Yorkshire. Mr Williams is a specialist in breast reconstruction surgery and this forms a large part of his work within the NHS.
Inverted nipples often develop during puberty or after breastfeeding and are unlikely to be caused by an underlying medical condition. They are most likely caused by over-production of the connective tissue that connects the nipple tissue with the breast, causing it to pull inwards.
If changes have occurred in your breasts or breast tissue recently, it is important to make an appointment to get them checked by your GP before embarking on any surgical treatment or improvement.
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About Inverted Nipple Surgery
Inverted Nipple Correction begins with a consultation with your Consultant Plastic Surgery. In this appointment you will meet your surgeon who will assess you for treatment and answer any questions you may have.
The procedure itself takes approximately 30 minutes for one nipple or 1 hour for both. It is carried out in our Minor Ops Suite under local anaesthetic. During the procedure, the Consultant Plastic Surgeon will make an incision under your nipple to detach it from the underlying connective tissue. The nipple will usually return to a more natural position once the incision has been made. A splint may be instated to hold the new shape and a dressing will be applied to protect the area while it heals.
After the Procedure
Most patients recover quickly from this procedure and can resume normal activity relatively quickly afterwards. You might feel that the area is tender, swollen or bruised in the days following the procedure and over-the-counter pain relief can help with this. We recommend that you avoid any strenuous activity for a week post-surgery. We also advise that you do not wear tight tops or bras for 2 weeks after the procedure so that the area has time to heal without any compression.
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