Nipple correction / areola reduction

Associated terms of a nipple correction:

Nipple plastic surgery, nipple reduction, areola reduction, nipple correction, inverted nipples, inverted nipples, inverted nipples, retracted nipples

Changes to the nipples or areola can disturb your own aesthetic perception or affect the symmetry of the breasts.

Nipples that are constantly retracted inwards are called inverted nipples. They can cause inflammation, impair breastfeeding or be cosmetically unpleasant. The cause is a shortening of the milk ducts. It is possible to correct this change by loosening the milk ducts through a small incision, pushing out the sunken nipple and fixing it with certain sutures. However, it should be noted that breastfeeding is no longer possible after this procedure.

The operation to correct the nipple

Recommended for breast surgeryAreolas that are too large or unevenly sized can also be cosmetically unpleasant. The areola can be reduced in size by removing a circular strip of skin. This results in a delicate scar at the edge of the areola and the ability to breastfeed remains unaffected.

The procedures, either individually or in combination, are usually performed on an outpatient basis and under local anaesthetic. Afterwards, you will wear a special bandage for 2 weeks to straighten the nipples and prevent pressure on the operated nipple during wound healing. The stitches can be removed after 2-3 weeks; in the case of areola correction, they are usually self-dissolving.

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