Correct An Inverted Nipple
An average of 20% of women with inverted nipples are born with this condition, however Dr. Rifai’s procedure can ensure that you don’t have to continue living with inverted nipples. An inverted nipple procedure can restore a normal projection of the affected nipples, giving you a more natural, symmetrical look.
Inverted Nipple- Overview
There are a number of breast surgery techniques used to correct inverted nipples. Dr. Rifai’s goal is to release the fibrous attachment of the nipple to the deeper breast tissue and maintain the new projected nipple in that position, preventing the nipple from retracting again.
Inverted Nipple- Recovery
Recovery is very minimal. There is little to no discomfort and no physical restrictions during recovery. Dr. Rifai may need to use sutures depending on the technique chosen, however these will be removed one week after the procedure. There may be some loss or change in sensation in the nipple itself, however not generally in the areola.
In severe cases, one or both nipples may invert again. If this occurs, additional surgical procedures may be required to correct the inverted nipples.
Due to the nature of the operation, breast-feeding will not be possible following the procedure. An inverted nipple procedure results in a disconnection between the nipple and the breast tissue, preventing natural functioning.
Michigan breast surgeon, Dr. Rifai is skilled in the many techniques involved in an inverted nipple procedure and will discuss all of these options at your consultation.
Frequently Asked Inverted Nipple Questions
Q: Can my nipple(s) invert again?
Answer: Yes, in some severe cases, this may occur and may require an additional surgical procedure.
Q: Will I be able to breast feed after this procedure?
Answer: No, because the procedure results in the disconnection between the nipple and the breast tissue with scar formation that would prevent a natural function.
Q: Will I lose sensation in that nipple?
Answer: There is a possibility that loss or change of sensation can occur in the nipple itself, but generally not in the areola.