This procedure has both cosmetic and health benefits and women with inverted nipples are encouraged to have them corrected, especially if they plan to breastfeed in the future.
The results are visible immediately, and because the surgery is aimed at correcting the underlying causes, the results are usually permanent. When Dr Magnusson has completed the procedure, the result will be a more contoured, outward-projecting appearance to the nipples.
Some of the benefits include:
Inverted Nipple Correction is administered by one of two methods, both of which involve releasing shortened milk ducts or scar tissue that keep the nipple inverted. There are two frequently applied versions of inverted nipple repair: one that severs the milk ducts and one that does not.
Dr Magnusson decides as to which method is used based on the severity of the patient’s inverted nipple condition. In both methods, the procedure starts with Dr Magnusson making a precise incision at the base of the nipple. For the method that severs the milk ducts, small surgical instruments are utilised to release the shortened ducts and bound tissues. A suture, placed underneath the nipple, helps keep it in the new protruded position. In cases that are less severe, where the milk ducts are not severed, the areola and nipples are lifted from the breast and sutured into a new protruded position.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Inverted Nipple Correction?
During your consultation with Dr Magnusson, he will perform a complete evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgical correction of inverted nipples. For many women, a simple, comfortable procedure under general anaesthesia is an incredibly effective solution to the physical and emotional impact of inverted nipples.
Management of inverted nipples is an individualised process. Dr Magnusson will discuss the options and contrast the procedures, likelihood of success, levels of interference and the effect on breast function.
If you have one or more of these concerns, you may be a suitable candidate for this procedure.