Nipple Correction Surgery
Inverted Nipple Correction, Reduction of the Areola and Nipple, and also the Lifting of the Nipples can all have a very positive effect on your self-confidence
When we think of cosmetic breast surgery, we tend to automatically think of Breast Enlargement using implants and Breast Lift surgery. To be sure, these are far and away the most popular of the various procedures. But Nipple Correction Surgery is just as much a benefit to many women (and men) who feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their nipples.
The two main categories of Nipple Correction patients are those who feel that their nipples are two large and prominent, and those whose nipples are inverted. In both instances, however, the patient will have felt self-conscious about the appearance of their nipples for some time, and will feel uncomfortable both getting undressed and often, in the case of those with particularly prominent nipples, even while fully-dressed.
Luckily, the Nipple Correction procedure is generally quite straightforward, and as cosmetic surgery goes, quite affordable, as well!
Of those patients whose nipples appear too large for their proportions, there are two courses of action. What we generally think of as the nipple is actually two parts, the actual nipple, and also the areola, the darker area of pigmented skin, surrounding the nipple. Either or both of these areas may be targeted by the cosmetic surgeon in order to correct the appearance of the nipple.
Where the reason for the appearance of over-sized nipples is due to the size of the areola, areola reduction surgery is the ideal nipple correction procedure. This is a relatively simple out-patient procedure, and is suitable for many patients.
Where the issue is with the actual size and projection of the nipple itself, then Nipple Reduction surgery may be the solution. This type of surgery is a little more involved, and is likely to attract a higher fee as a result.
In the instance of patients suffering from inverted nipples, a form of nipple correction known as Inverted Nipple surgery may be necessary.
There are different degrees of Nipple Inversion, so the correction procedure will differ from patient to patient.
Will I Benefit From Nipple Correction Surgery?
If you feel you have over-sized nipples or areolas, or if you have inverted nipples, then it is possible that you may benefit from nipple correction surgery of one kind or another. There are also nipple correction procedures that can correct an asymmetry, or enlarge the size of the nipples. None of these procedures are necessary, from a medical point of view, but many women, and also some men, have benefited from the increased confidence that the surgery has made possible.
What Does Nipple Correction Surgery Involve?
Nipple Correction is typically only skin deep, and can generally be performed using only local anesthetic. The actual details of the operation will depend on your own unique requirements. However, what all procedures have in common is that they are all relatively quick, simple operations for your surgeon to perform.
How Long Does the Operation Take?
How long the surgery will take is dependent on the exact kind of nipple surgery that you and your surgeon agree upon, and also the extent of work to be done. However, in most instances, you can expect the procedure to completed within half an hour. Most Nipple Correction surgeries are, by their nature, very speedy procedures for the surgeon to complete, and happily for the patient, this is reflected in the price.
How Long Will it Take to Recover?
Recovery, like the procedure itself, is relatively fast. You can generally expect to able to go about your normal activities within a day or two, with most types of nipple correction.
You will naturally expect some soreness and swelling, which can be controlled with painkillers. Usually there is minimal or no bruising.
Will Nipple Correction Affect My Ability to Breast Feed?
Nipple will sometimes preserve the milk-ducts for breastfeeding, and sometimes it will not. It really does depend on the extent of the surgery. However, most types of surgery will not need to affect the ability to breastfeed. You should make a point of discussing any concerns such as this with your surgeon who will be able to give an informed opinion on the basis of your unique circumstances.
What are the Risks?
As with all surgeries, there is some risk of infection. Another universal risk with surgery is the use of general anaesthetics. With nipple correction, a local anesthetic is the more popular choice, which will very much minimize the risks.
Other risks specific to nipple correction surgery are scarring, loss of sensation in the nipples, and damage to the milk-ducts. All of these risks will be minimized by finding a skilled and reputable surgeon, who has plenty of experience in this specific area.
What Does Nipple Correction Surgery Cost?
Nipple Correction is certainly one of the more affordable plastic surgery procedures. That said, the cost will depend on a number of factors, including the skill and experience of the cosmetic surgeon, the extent of the surgery required, and also the geographical location of the patient. Some countries are considerably cheaper than others, and many medical tourists travel abroad for elective surgeries such as nipple correction. There are some countries where the price for nipple correction surgery can be more than 60% cheaper than you would expect to pay in the US.
If you are travelling abroad for Nipple Correction surgery, it is a good idea to use a reputable medical tourism referral agency, as they will have done the research for you, and approved clinics on the basis of their skill and expertise in this area.