Inverted nipple surgery is a simple, outpatient, cosmetic procedure that can improve both the physical appearance of your breasts but also your body-confidence. A woman’s physical curves are often emotionally connected with her sexuality, body image and self-esteem, but other aspects of a woman’s femininity that aren’t as obvious to the casual eye are her nipples. The appearance of projected nipples and the ability to breast-feed can be very important, but approximately 10% to 20% of women are born with inverted nipples and are unhappy with their appearance.
In addition to birth defects, women may develop inverted nipples during a variety of circumstances, including:
Dr. Giese offers inverted nipple surgery at her NYC office to correct the cosmetic appearance of this condition.
Most women with inverted nipples have milk ducts intact; they are just tight. The function of milk ducts may be impacted depending on the severity of your condition and individual anatomy of your breast, such as the density of fibrous tissue. Breast-feeding is generally possible, though difficult, even for women displaying a Grade II severity. Inverted nipple surgery can fix inverted nipples so they protrude. This surgery is a simple procedure done with local anesthesia and performed for cosmetic reasons. Women often love their results after inverted nipple surgery, but they should be aware that breast-feeding is unlikely afterward.
Three grades of inverted nipples are commonly displayed:
You are encouraged to meet with Dr. Giese during a personal consultation to determine what grade of severity you display. Dr. Giese will discuss the best treatment option for your individual condition and the results you can anticipate following inverted nipple surgery.
* Patients individual results may vary.
|Inverted Nipple Surgery Insights|
|Ideal Candidates||Women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their inverted nipples and do not desire the ability to breast feed in the future.|
|Procedure||Inverted nipples are corrected during an in-office procedure using local anesthetic.|
|Recovery||Patients typically return to work within one to two days following inverted nipple surgery. Strenuous activities should be avoided for one week.|
|Results||Nipples will point outward after this procedure.|
|Outcome||Although nipples will no longer be inverted, this procedure prevents the ability to breast-feed. Women should be certain of the knowledge that they will be unable to breast feed in the future.|
Dr. Sharon Giese and her staff are happy to schedule a consultation with you about inverted nipple surgery. For more information on plastic surgery, inverted nipple surgery in NYC and Dr. Sharon Giese, please request an appointment online or call us at 212.421.3400.
*Patients individual results may vary.
Internationally recognized by her colleagues as one of the most innovative plastic surgeons in New York City, Dr. Giese has developed a number of procedures that separate her from the competition, including Natural Lift, an alternative to a facelift, and other non surgical facelift procedures. The Natural Lift is a minimally invasive facelift procedure that tightens sagging skin and jowls and defines the jawline. She has also been recognized on television and print media for her work with VASER shape technology, an advanced skin tightening procedure which reduces cellulite. Additionally, Sharon Giese MD specializes in dermal fillers, breast procedures and large volume liposuction, all of which may be performed on-site at her in-office, AAAASF Accredited, surgical suite.