Inverted nipples, large or asymmetric areolas, and malposition can all be improved. Inverted nipples occur when the milk ducts tether the nipple into a tight position. Large or uneven areolas can occur secondary to an increase in breast size over time. Malposition of the nipples can be correction and this is usually performed with a breast lift (mastopexy).
What Kinds of Nipple Problems Can be Corrected?
Inverted nipples are corrected under local anesthetic in the clinic or under a general anesthetic in the hospital or surgical centre. A small incision is made at the edge of the areola and the tethered ducts are released. There is still a possibility of breastfeeding and sometimes this can even improve your chances of a proper latch.
Large or Asymmetric Areolas
Large or asymmetric nipples are corrected either in the clinic under local anesthetic or in the hospital or surgical centre under general anesthetic. Dr. Robin Evans utilizes a nipple marking device and removes excess areola to correct both size and shape.
Am I a Good Candidate for Nipple Correction Surgery?
If you are a healthy non-smoker and you don’t like the appearance of your nipples, you are a good candidate for your nipples to be improved. During the consultation we will determine your exact risk and expected outcomes.