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:
- A naturally shaped nipple
- The corrected nipple(s) is often better suited for sexual stimulation and breastfeeding
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.
- Skin irritation resulting from sunken nipples
- Lack of stimulation with one or both nipples
- Nipple(s) that sink into the areolar area of your breast
- One nipple looks significantly different from the other
- Nipples remain flat or pointed even with stimulation
- Nipple contour and asymmetry makes clothing selection difficult
Can this procedure be combined with another surgery?
If you have concerns about more than one body area, you may be able to treat multiple areas during the same operation. Some common procedure combinations include abdominoplasty with breast surgery, arm and breast surgery, and arm and thigh surgery.
However, there are a number of factors that influence whether it is safe to combine surgeries, such as
- Body Weight
- Medical conditions, i.e. diabetes, heart and lung problems, smoking
However, this is typically elective surgery and it is important that this is performed safely, as opposed to performing marathon procedures for the sake of efficiency. As every patient’s circumstances are unique, A/Prof Magnusson will discuss the possibility of combining procedures during your consultation.
Book an appointment for Inverted Nipple Correction Brisbane, Toowoomba or the Gold Coast
You can request a consultation with A/Prof Magnusson by contacting his reception at either his Toowoomba or Gold Coast clinics. He has assisted patients with this procedure in Brisbane and surrounding areas and can provide you with information on additional procedures, such as face and neck lifts.