Many women have issues with the appearance of their nipples that bug them. Their nipples may be inverted, or their nipples may be overly large or elongated. Both conditions can be remedied with a simple surgery by Dr. Low and Dr. Cheung at Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida.
Inverted nipples often resemble a slit or hole in the nipple. They can be a source of self-consciousness for a woman. Plus, they can create problems with breastfeeding, including possible pain and infection. Unfortunately, most women don’t know this is a correctable condition.
What causes nipples to invert and how is the condition corrected?
Nipple inversion is usually caused by a congenital shortening of one or more milk ducts that run from the breast tissue to the nipple. The shortened ducts tether the nipple and pull it inward. Usually, the patient is born with inverted nipples.
Surgery is required to correct the condition. The shortened duct or ducts are divided through a tiny incision at the junction of the nipple and the areola. The procedure involves minimal pain and swelling, and the patient can usually return to work the next day. The surgery restores the nipple to a more natural, projecting appearance.
Large, elongated nipples can also be a source of embarrassment. The goal with surgical correction is to reduce the length and diameter of the nipple. To do this, a ring of tissue is removed from the base of the nipple, allowing the nipple to collapse on itself, shortening its height. Removal of vertical strips of tissue creates a reduction of the nipple diameter.
If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your nipples, we can help with these simple cosmetic procedures at CRS. Give us a call at (954) 533-8029 to set up a consultation for nipple surgery.