Inverted Nipple Repair Inverted nipples can either lie flatly along the breast or be recessed within the areola. This can cause an unnatural appearance, as well as difficulties breast feeding for some women.
Dr. Harper can use a variety of surgical methods to repair inverted nipples and restore the appropriate degree of projection from the breasts. Inverted nipple repair can be performed alone or to enhance the results achieved through breast augmentation, lift or reduction.
Excellent results are obtained for this embarrassing problem. Easily corrected as a local anaesthetic procedure – 1 hour day only procedure. Can return to work the following day and resume normal activities.
Two surgical techniques, depending on whether or the mammary ducts are divided.
a) Division of ducts to evert the nipple – simple procedure, minimal surgery and maximum eversion of nipple. Divided ducts means breast feeding is not possible later on. Small 2mm incision at base of nipple, all ducts and fibrous bands to nipple are divided, nipple everts, then a small elastic splint inserted under nipple. Maintained in place 10 days, then easily removed. Nipple sensation maintained.
Pre operative, right breast.
Intra operative tube inserted under nipple.
Post operative four months later.
b) No division of ducts to evert nipple – through a small 2mm incision at base of nipple. Only fibrous bands to nipple are divided while the ducts are left intact, with nipple eversion maintained by inserting a plicating and ruching permanent suture at base of nipple.
Immediately post operative.
Two weeks post operative.