An inverted nipple is one that goes in toward the body rather than pointing outward – think of it as an innie versus outie belly button. Women and men can both have inverted nipples, which can be caused for a number of reasons. Those who are uncomfortable or shy about the look of their inverted nipples may benefit from an inverted nipple correction procedure with Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Lisa Hunsicker.
A problem with inverted nipples can affect one or both nipples and may result from a variety of factors such as:
In some situations, stimulation may cause inverted nipples to point slightly outward, but they will invert once the stimulation ends. The condition is often considered to be an aesthetic issue; however, inverted nipples may be more than a cosmetic problem, and in some cases, have been a symptom of breast cancer. Any concerns should be brought up to Dr. Hunsicker prior to your surgery.
Men struggling with nipple inversion may feel uncomfortable or self-conscious when taking their shirt off – be it in the gym locker room, on the beach, or around their partner. Women are also shy about their appearance and may experience difficulties with breast feeding when they become pregnant.
Inverted nipple correction is not a commonly known procedure, so those with the condition will often go without knowing there is a solution. If you are, for any reason, unhappy with the look of your inverted nipples, Denver’s breast and body specialist, Dr. Hunsicker can help to correct their appearance with the safe and effective procedure.
Dr. Hunsicker’s priority is to provide you with an appearance with which you are comfortable and happy, so she will listen carefully to your goals and expectations during your consultation. Your inverted nipple correction surgery will normally be performed under local anesthetic in Dr. Hunsicker’s Littleton office, which will help recovery go a lot faster.
Dr. Hunsicker will perform your surgery by making an incision around the areola below the affected nipple. She will then carefully release the bounded tissue or shortened ducts from the nipple, and place a suture to help maintain an outward position of the nipple.
Women may also choose to have your procedure performed with other breast surgeries, such as a breast augmentation or breast lift to further enhance the appearance of your breasts or to correct changes that have occurred due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. In addition to nipple inversion, men can have their inverted nipple correction performed along with male breast reduction surgery.
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