Inverted nipples are generally caused due to a tight/short tissue tugging the areola from within. Inverted nipple correction, rectifies the inverted nipple – resulting in aesthetic, symmetrical and perky nipples.
- Desired results – during the consultancy, the patient is prompted to express their desired expectations with the surgeon and discuss its possibilities. This will determine the volume that is required to be used.
- Medical history – the physician will ask the patient about their past-medical history including allergies and phobias to determine their eligibility.
- Downtime – there is no downtime.
Dermal fillers are used to volumize and add fullness to the nipple. Fillers are typically made up of substances like; calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid etc. They are delivered by injecting the chosen filler into the nipple. Fillers are also a temporary treatment that will need maintenance once every few months. Fillers result in perky, plump and augmented nipples which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and droopiness around the areola. Nipple correction via fillers also aids in balancing the patient’s areolar silhouette, by inducing symmetry.
- Surgical snip:
This method of inverted nipple correction is minimally invasive and performed under local anaesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision in the areola and snips the tissue tugging the nipple inward. Once the desired results are achieved, the incision is closed using sutures, clips or glue. The surgical method of inverted nipple correction is permanent and frees the nipple to its true position.
However, it may not be recommended to women who want to breastfeed in the future*.
Risks & care
- General risks – this procedure may cause redness, bruising, bleeding, loss of sensation, concerns during breast-feeding.
- Activities – Swimming, gymming or any strenuous exercise should be avoided until prompted by the physician.
- Bruising – due to the delivery method and augmentation, the skin will bruise around the treated area. This should subside within a week.
- Sensation – there may be partial loss of sensation after complete healing. This can cause temporary or permanent numbness around the treated area.
- Breastfeeding – There are possibilities of reduced breast milk volume and other concerns during breastfeeding.
- Massaging – The areola should be massaged as instructed by the physician, this aids in prolonged desired results.
- Ice & compression – the nipples can be compressed with an ice pack to reduce swelling.