Nipple Correction Miami
Several different factors affect the appearance of a breast area, including the size, position, and shape of nipples and areolas. Although they don’t cause medical problems, misshapen and disproportionate areolas and nipples can significantly impact a person’s confidence. Fortunately, nipple correction surgery can easily solve these cosmetic issues, as long as you have a team of reliable doctors by your side.
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What Is Nipple Correction?
Nipple correction implies several different types of surgical procedures performed on nipples and areolas, with the goal of improved aesthetics. This minimally invasive procedure can help correct the appearance of the breasts by changing the size, shape, or even position of the areolas and nipples.
Nipples and areolas can affect the look of the breasts, and breast appearance can significantly influence a person’s self-esteem. Having proportionate and properly positioned nipples and areolas can be crucial for a person’s self-confidence – and nipple correction surgery is one of the ways to achieve it.
Types of Nipple Correction Procedures: A Comprehensive Overview
Depending on the patient’s condition, several nipple correction procedures can be performed for a more pleasing breast appearance. Keep in mind that most of these corrections are minimally invasive and do not require general anesthesia (unless combined with additional adjustments). The most common procedures are presented in the following text.
The areola is the pigmented circular skin surrounding the nipple. In some cases, areolas can be naturally disproportionate to the breast or mismatched. In others, they stretch after puberty or due to weight fluctuation or breastfeeding.
Areola reduction is a surgical procedure that alerts the shape and size of the areola. The outer brown part of the areola is removed in a circular fashion, and the skin around it is then pulled inward to encircle the areola. The diameter is decreased by using absorbable threads inside the areola.
This way, the excess pigmented skin is removed, so the areola can complement the shape and size of the nipple and breast in the best way. It’s a good choice for those who have disproportionate areolas, but also for those whose areolas are noncircular, asymmetrical, or puffy.
Nipple augmentation is a good solution for all those who wish for their nipples to be more pronounced. The size of the nipples is increased with the help of injectable fillers that work similarly to injections with hyaluronic acid fillers.
This procedure is often used in cases of nipple inversion (when nipples retract inward or appear flat) but can be a good choice for all those who want to get nipples with more projection. At the same time, surgeons often consider combining this procedure with other types of breast surgeries, such as breast augmentation or reconstruction. The final results are larger and more erect nipples that beautifully complement the breasts.
Some women have issues with one of both nipples being positioned too low. It’s more common in women with enlarged breasts, but it can also be the result of a natural aging process. A nipple ptosis correction procedure can lift the nipples into a more aesthetically appealing position, but also reposition those set apart too narrowly or widely. Simultaneously, note that it can be done on just one or both breasts.
However, keep in mind that any surgery involving repositioning the nipple will create a scar around the areolas, so using a scar cream is always beneficial. Nevertheless, the results of the surgery are immediate and the patient can enjoy the improved symmetry and appearance of their breasts in no time.
Nipple Reduction for Enlarged Nipples
Nipple reduction is advisable for those who have nipple hypertrophy – it implies removing excess nipple parts that cause an undesirable appearance. Nipple hypertrophy is a condition connected to hormone changes or genetics. However, enlarged and misshapen nipples can also occur after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Whichever the case, nipple reduction can be a good solution for improving their look. The projection and the size of the nipples will be reduced, with a more symmetrical overall appearance as a result.
Nipple reductions are performed using either the wedge technique or the flap technique – which one will be used depends on the patient’s anatomy. The first method implies that a piece of the nipple will be sliced into the shape of a wedge, after which the sides will be joined. In the second one, the surgeon will cut the nipple’s base at the optimal projection level and leave a little part attached. To make a smaller nipple, extra tissue is cut away, and the flap is lowered.
Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery
As mentioned above, inverted nipples are those that appear flat or retract inward, and can greatly affect self-esteem, especially in more severe cases. Scarred or short milk ducts are the usual cause of this condition, but it can also be a sign of an underlying disease, such as cancer. Inverted nipples can also be present since birth or due to certain types of infections and traumas. Note that this condition can occur in men, as well, and is usually caused by gynecomastia.
Inverted nipples can present more than just a cosmetic issue. They can make breastfeeding more challenging – if a nipple is not erect, the baby can’t effectively latch onto it. Breast pumps and nipple shields can aid in this situation, but nipple correction can present a permanent solution. However, women should know inverted nipple repair involves cutting the milk ducts. Surgeons will make an effort to preserve their function as much as possible, but you may still face breastfeeding issues in the future.
Once the procedure begins, the surgeon will determine what is causing the nipples to retract, and will then decide which technique is best used so a forward projection can be achieved. This procedure usually involves reshaping the nipples, as well.
Surgical Correction of Extra Nipples
Some people are born with extra areolas or nipples. Most extra nipples are not recognized as such, since they are not well-formed. They are not usually related to other syndromes and conditions – but when visible, can greatly affect the person’s confidence. Fortunately, this problem can be easily fixable with a simple surgical procedure.
What Is the Cost of Nipple Correction Surgery?
The cost of nipple correction surgery can vary depending on a number of factors, including the specific procedure being performed, the location of the practice, and the individual surgeon’s fees. Some common nipple correction procedures include:
Nipple reduction surgery: This procedure involves reducing the size of the nipples. The cost can range from $2,000 to $5,000.
Nipple reconstruction surgery: This procedure involves rebuilding the nipple after it has been removed due to cancer or other reasons. The cost can range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Nipple inversion surgery: This procedure involves correcting inverted nipples. The cost can range from $3,000 to $6,000.
It is important to note that these costs are estimates and may not reflect the actual cost of surgery at a particular practice. It is always a good idea to discuss the cost of any surgical procedure with the surgeon or practice before proceeding.
There are many financing options available for you to help cover the costs of your cosmetic procedure.
0% Interest if Paid in Full within 6, or 12 months. Up to $25,000
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The Importance of Pre- and Post-Procedure Care
Before the surgery, you should try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Keeping a balanced diet and taking vitamins is always recommended. However, keep in mind that you’ll also need to be smoke-free several weeks prior to the procedure. At the same time, make sure to contact your doctor for more information about the medication you can and cannot use before the surgery.
As for the surgery itself, it usually doesn’t last long, and patients are sent home the same day. If you go through this procedure, keep in mind that swelling and skin bruising are normal after the surgery – but they should ease soon after. If you can’t handle the discomfort or pain, contact your surgeons about pain medication you can use to ease them.
Here is some additional advice on how to act and what to expect after the surgery:
- Patients will be provided with a nipple protector or a recovery bra that needs to be worn for at least two weeks to help the healing process,
- You’ll be able to go to work usually within three to five days,
- Some nipple sensitivity can be lost initially, but nerve regeneration should occur in the months after the surgery,
- You should avoid driving and bathing for at least three days after you’re released,
- Stitches should dissolve or be removed in the week following the procedure,
- You should wear a light pad instead of padded and tight sports bras for at least two weeks (a light pad is advisable because of the excess fluid that may be released).
At the same time, note that heavy lifting or any other form of hard physical activity and difficult exercises should be avoided for several weeks. You are free to perform some light activities – it is even advisable since it can help you prevent blood clots and keep swelling down. However, don’t indulge in any activities that demand great effort for at least two weeks.
The Pros and Cons of Nipple Correction: What You Need to Know
Nipple correction is a cosmetic procedure that can have an immense effect on a person’s mental health. Most people with disproportionate and misshapen areolas and nipples are self-conscious and unhappy about their physical appearance, which can cause severe self-esteem and intimacy problems. This procedure, on the other hand, can increase the aesthetics of their breast areas, which will result in increased confidence and improved intimate relationships.
The downsides of this surgical procedure, however, are connected to the risks that come with it. Keep in mind that cutting through the blood vessels and nerves can cause nipples to lose sensation, temporarily or permanently. Additionally, as mentioned above, scars surrounding areolas can also occur after the surgery.
This surgery can help future mothers experience successful breastfeeding after the correction (especially when it comes to women who have inverted nipple conditions). However, the procedure can also cause a loss of breastfeeding ability permanently. Note that nipple correction can affect lactating. If you wish to be able to breastfeed in the future, make sure you know all about the risks before you undergo this procedure. Additionally, ensure you choose experienced and proven surgeons who’ll be able to keep the connection between the milk ducts and nipples as much as possible.
Are There Some Side Effects?
The more knowledgeable and experienced the surgical team you choose, the less likely you’ll suffer side effects. That being said, remember that it is still a surgical procedure that comes with all the risks any surgery brings, such as bleeding, swelling, scarring, hematoma, and infection. As mentioned above, a loss of nipple sensation and the ability to breastfeed can also occur after the performed surgery. Simultaneously, know that inverted nipples can invert again after the procedure.
Consult With a Professional Before Having a Nipple Correction Surgery
Nipple correction is a simple procedure that won’t leave you with too much pain or take a huge amount of your time, but it can make you feel a lot more content about the way you look. However, before you decide to undergo this surgery, you need to consult with experts specialized in it.
Our reliable team of plastic surgeons at Moon Plastic Surgery is here to answer any question you may have and lead you through the whole process. All you have to do is contact us and book a consultation – you can simply fill out the inquiry on our website or call our office Monday through Friday. We’ll be happy to hear from you and assist you in any way we can.
Frequently asked questions
How Much Does Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery Cost?
The cost of inverted nipple correction surgery can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the expertise and experience of the surgeon, and the geographical location of the practice.
In general, inverted nipple correction surgery can cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. It’s important to keep in mind that this type of surgery is generally considered elective and is not usually covered by insurance, so you will likely be responsible for paying the full cost out of pocket.
It’s a good idea to shop around and get quotes from multiple surgeons before making a decision. It’s also important to keep in mind that price should not be the only factor in choosing a surgeon. It’s crucial to find a qualified, experienced, and reputable surgeon to perform the procedure in order to minimize the risks and maximize the chances of a successful outcome. If you are considering inverted nipple correction surgery, it’s a good idea to budget accordingly and make sure you have the financial resources to cover the cost of the procedure.
Dr Fernando J Lora MD
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