For those who have inverted nipples and may have dealt with them for many years, this small aesthetic detail can greatly impact body image and sometimes intimacy. If this sounds like you, you can get projected, perky nipples with just one short surgical procedure. Finally put this nagging aesthetic concern out of your mind with our Houston inverted nipple surgery.
While this procedure is a relatively simple, straightforward surgery, it isn’t performed in the office of every plastic surgeon and is very delicate. With that in mind, it’s very important to find a surgeon who is experienced and knowledgeable. Dr. Sam Sukkar has performed over 10,000 cosmetic surgical procedures, including inverted nipple correction in Houston.
If a patient has had inverted nipples for many years, perhaps since puberty, or if they occurred gradually after weight changes or breastfeeding, there is very rarely any cause for medical concern. In these cases, the choice to correct the inversion is due to cosmetic reasons and is not a medical necessity. Many people feel self-conscious about inverted nipples, and it may affect intimacy. Cosmetic correction is a great option for those who would like to improve nipple projection and overall breast appearance. Grade 1 inverted nipples may be correctable with a suction device, but Grade 2 and 3 must be addressed with surgery. If your nipple inversion occurred suddenly, this might be cause for concern, and you should first see your general practitioner.
Nipple reconstruction typically refers to post-cancer treatments where the nipple may have been damaged or removed entirely. In these cases, plastic surgeons are recreating a missing or incomplete nipple and often areola as well. Inverted nipple surgery is for nipples that are fully intact but turned inward, and the patient is seeking more projection.
Anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of their inverted nipples and would like to seek cosmetic correction is likely a good candidate for surgery. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you will need to delay this procedure, and if you plan on breastfeeding in the future, it’s important to discuss this with your surgeon. If you'd like to find out if you'd make a good candidate for inverted nipple surgery Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Sukkar, can address that and any other questions you have during a consultation. Call us today!
A consultation with Dr. Sukkar is the best way to determine whether surgery is needed or if other methods might be attempted first. Once this decision has been made, you will receive a complete treatment plan and be provided with instructions on the next steps.
Inverted nipple surgery is often performed in-office with just local anesthesia and is frequently performed alongside other breast surgeries such as augmentation or gynecomastia surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Sukkar will make a very tiny incision, address the issue by releasing tension and possibly adding a suture, and then the procedure is typically over within about 30 minutes.
Most patients take less than a week to recover, and there may be some tenderness or swelling. You may need stitches removed within a few days. Results are immediate and permanent, but final outcomes will likely take several weeks as the area settles.
A well-known and sought-after Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Sukkar, MD, FACS, is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), among many others in a long list of association memberships. He has won numerous top doctor awards and is highly educated and experienced. With Dr. Sukkar, trust that you will get only the best.
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With a skilled surgeon, this procedure is very safe and involves virtually no risk.
Recovery is typically quick, and many patients resume work or household responsibilities within a few days. However, there may be some tenderness for up to a week.
There may be some visible scarring, but it is very discreet and will likely be unnoticeable.
This depends on the patient and how the nipples are corrected. Sometimes, milk duct disconnection is part of the correction, so breastfeeding may be affected. It’s important to talk to your surgeon in detail if this may be a concern.
While any surgery involving the nipple or areola can affect nipple sensitivity, it is rarely permanent.
Cost of inverted nipple surgery varies widely depending on geographic location, a surgeon’s qualifications, and the patient’s treatment plan. We welcome you to ask about our financing options.
From the first time you walk into The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, you’ll know that you are in a place that cares about results. Under the leadership of Dr. Sukkar, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston’s plastic surgery center of choice. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation today.