Inverted Nipple Surgery Los Angeles
Women and men are born with the condition of inverted nipples. This is caused by an abnormal structure of the nipple, the underlying tissue, or surrounding skin. Other people develop the condition due to changes in the area over time. This can happen when milk ducts and other fibrous nipple tissues lose length due to inflammation. Also, scar tissue can form after a breast biopsy when tissue extracted near the nipple, resulting in a permanent blockage.
Women dealing with inverted nipples may find that they feel unusual. However 2% of all women and men struggle with inverted nipples. Inverted nipples can bring about a sense of embarrassment and lack of self-confidence. Our doctors delivers inverted nipple correction procedures so that you can feel good about your breasts.
Inverted nipple correction is a relatively short operation that may be performed with either local anesthesia or sedation.
The goals of surgery are to reshape the nipple so it projects out from the breast, and to preserve nipple sensitivity. Whenever possible, Dr. attempts to leave some of the milk ducts intact so the patient retains the ability to breastfeed. In some cases, however, the milk ducts must be severed to release the nipple. This is discussed during the surgical consultation.
To begin, doctor makes a small incision near the base of the nipple on the areola. He lifts the nipple and areolar tissue and stitches it into its new protruding position. Once the nipple has been repaired, it stays everted.