Nipple Inversion Correction
Inverted nipples, which point inward rather than out from the breasts, can be a source of self-consciousness as well as concern about the ability to breastfeed. However, this condition may be corrected through a nipple eversion procedure. This surgery involves releasing or stretching internal connective tissue that has been pulling the nipple inward.
The eversion procedure is typically performed with the use of a local anesthetic. An incision is made in the areola to access the connective fibers. The nipple is then placed in an outward position and held there using sutures. The sutures dissolve as the breast tissue heals and the nipples remain pointing outward. Nipple eversion surgery can preserve nearby milk ducts to maintain a patient’s ability to breastfeed in the future.
Your Consultation for Nipple Inversion Correction
At the time of your consultation Dr. Leedy will review your medical history and discuss your desires and expectations. He will outline a plan to help accomplish your goals in the safest possible manner. If applicable, Dr. Leedy will provide 3D imaging to help simulate the results that are possible. You will have time to have all your questions answered. If you so desire we can arrange for a previous patient to talk to you about their experience. We approach the consultation as an opportunity to educate a patient about a procedure and you will never feel pressured or rushed to make a decision about what is right for you. All patients are provided the opportunity to return for further discussions about their procedure at no additional charge and if you decide to go forward there is always an additional consultation prior to the surgery. Educated patients are happy patients and your happiness is our only goal.
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