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Inverted Nipple Correction Before & After Photo Gallery


Inverted Nipple Surgery Before & After Pictures

Inverted Nipple Correction is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that brings an inverted nipple out of the breast. Sometimes considered with Breast Augmentation surgery, Inverted Nipple Correction is an outpatient procedure which is more often performed all by itself. Inverted Nipple Repair is often performed in the office with local anesthesia but can be done under general anesthesia if prefered.

By far, the most common reason for inverted nipples is short ducts. Multiple ducts connect the milk producing glandular breast tissue to the nipple. When these ducts are short or become scarred, they tighten and pull the nipple inside the breast. Often this is present at birth in both men and women. When the breasts develop during adolescence, the problem can either correct itself or persist. This is true with pregnancy also. Sometimes, the nipple will evert on its own with pregnancy. Conversely, normally everted nipples may become inverted with pregnancy.

Inverted Nipples And Breastfeeding

Inverted Nipples sometimes pose a problem for both newborns and mothers. Infants sometimes find it impossible to latch onto the hidden nipple, while mothers are at a higher risk of mastitis, an infection of the breast. Additionally, the short ducts associated with an inverted nipple may not be fully formed and may restrict the flow of milk.

On the other hand, correcting Inverted Nipples can also interfere with breastfeeding. Correction usually means releasing (cutting) the ducts to get the nipple to come out. To preserve the patency of the ducts, Inverted Nipple Repair is often delayed until after having children.

The best decision making will be during an in-person appointment with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Joseph A. Mele, MD, FACS. In the San Francisco Bay Area call (925) 943-6353, to schedule your private consultation. General information about your options for Inverted Nipple Correction is also available on our Inverted Nipple Correction Page.

Inverted Nipple Correction Before and After Photos

Above, you will find a gallery of Inverted Nipple Correction Before and After Photos. These pictures are of actual patients who have had their plastic surgery by Dr. Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, at our San Francisco Bay Area plastic surgery center. While our Inverted Nipple Repair Before and After Photos can serve as a guide to what is possible with cosmetic surgery, individual results will vary. These inverted nipple repairs reveal the patients' hidden nipples. Whatever nipple is there will be exposed, but the procedure does not create a nipple when the nipple is flat or eliminate clefts on the end of the nipples.

What To Look For In Inverted Nipple Surgery Before And After Photos

What can Inverted Nipple Correction surgery do? Below are selected Inverted Nipple Repair Before and After Photos that demonstrate actual results. Several alternative techniques are used depending on the severity of the cleft, the amount of native nipple tissue and the shape of the nipple.

Inverted Nipple Correction Before & After Pictures
Example 1

Inverted Nipple Correction Before and After Photos
Inverted Nipple Repair Before and After Photos: This patient has never seen her nipples. They were firmly and deeply inverted. Even with stimulation, they remained hidden.

Before: The entire nipple and central portion of the areola is withdrawn into the breast. The nipple could be felt within the breast, but short of surgery, it could not be everted.

After: Inverted Nipple Surgery was performed via a small incision around the lower aspect of the nipple. Releasing the tight milk ducts and everting the nipple restored normal anatomy to her breasts.

Inverted Nipple Repair Before & After Pictures
Example 2

Inverted Nipple Repair Before and After Photos
Inverted Nipple Surgery Before and After Photos: This patient has shy nipples. While they remain inverted most of the time, they can evert with stimulation.

Before: The nipple is inverted and had a prominent transverse cleft in the surface.

After: Inverted Nipple Correction was performed along with reduction of the transverse cleft. While the inversion is correctable, clefts can be improved but rarely eliminated.

Inverted Nipple Surgery Before & After Pictures
Example 3

Inverted Nipple Surgery Before and After Photos
Inverted Nipple Surgery Before and After Photos: This nipple inverted by rolling in. The top half of the nipple would retract first and the rest of the nipple would follow.

Before: This patient's nipple remained inverted most the time. It needed help to evert. In the picture above, the lowest aspect of the nipple is barely visible, while the nipple has rolled inside.

After: The nipple was everted with Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery. Small incisions at the base of the nipple are hard to see, even with this pigmented nipple. After eversion, the nipple is fully visible and completely normal.

Inverted Nipple Correction Before & After Pictures
Example 4

Inverted Nipple Correction Before and After Photos
Inverted Nipple Surgery Before and After Photos: Massive nipple inversion has occurred above. After breastfeeding, both her normal nipples withdrew inside the breasts and refused to leave. Moreover, the areolae were also pulled inside.

Before: The nipple is completely hidden. The retraction is complete and too deep to allow palpation of the nipple. This patient had normal nipples before breastfeeding, so she knew had them.

After: After inverted nipple release, the nipple and areola are now clearly visible. In cases like this, overcorrection is important, because the nipple will try to retract during the first few months after surgery.

Inverted Nipple Repair Before & After Pictures
Example 5

Inverted Nipple Repair Before and After Photos
Inverted Nipple Surgery Before and After Photos: Men can have inverted nipples too. Complete release is very important because the smaller nipples are more likely to disappear if they retract after correction. Since men cannot breastfeed, the surgery can be performed at a younger age.

Before: The patient's nipple is well retracted, leaving only diagonal depression where the nipple should be.

After: With the ducts released, the nipple is everted and looks completely normal.

Inverted Nipple Surgery Before & After Pictures
Example 6

Inverted Nipple Surgery Before and After Photos
Inverted Nipple Correction Before and After Photos: Sometimes inverted nipples look flat. In this case, it was unclear how much nipple there was to work with.

Before: This nipple looks like a flat clefted nipple. A small amount of tissue could be felt under the skin, so an Inverted Nipple Repair was pursued. In the picture, a small bump of skin is visible just above the "os" in the watermark.

After: A surprising amount of nipple was hiding in this patient's breast. The small skin bump seen in the before picture can be seen along the right side of the nipple in the after picture. After releasing the tight milk ducts, the nipple was everted. Small incisions were made on either side of the nipple to release, repair and support the newly uncovered nipple. This patient was very happy with the restoration of a normal appearance.

More Inverted Nipple Correction Information

More information about Inverted Nipple Repair is available by calling our Walnut Creek Inverted Nipple Correction clinic at (925) 943-6353 and on our comprehensive Inverted Nipple Correction Page.

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