Are you feeling self-conscious about the shape or size of your nipples or areola? If so, Dr Turner can help with a wide range of breast augmentation and inverted nipple correction procedures to suit every woman unique breast shape. The procedure works to enhance your breast by improve the appearance of your nipples in a number of ways including nipple placement, oversized areola, inverted nipples, flat nipples and more.
Why may you require nipple correction?
If you want to improve and correct your nipples or feel self-conscious about your breasts due to your nipples, you may like to consider Dr Turner’s nipple correction procedures. Schedule your private consultation with Dr Turner today to have our trained and awarded breast specialist examine your breasts and nipples and advice on the most natural results for long-lasting nipple correction.
Inverted Nipple Correction
Inverted or flat nipples are a relatively common condition affecting up to 10% of women. While some women have always suffered with inverted nipples, others may have developed the condition after breastfeeding due to scaring within the milk ducts. The cause of inverted nipples is typically a combination of shortening of the milk ducts and the fibrous connective tissue between the milk ducts as well as a deficiency of supporting soft tissue underneath the nipple.
There are different degrees of nipple inversion; some nipples are easily everted while others the nipples are inverted all the time.
Mild cases (grade I)
The inverted nipple can be pulled out and stays everted without traction for a period of time. This can be treated by a suction type device or short-term nipple piercing. Alternatively with a breast augmentation procedure the nipple inversion is often corrected so an ideal procedure for a woman who also has small breasts.
Intermediate cases (grade II)
Those where the nipple can be everted but retracts quickly (grade II). Surgery is usually required in these cases. The fibrous tethering tissue is divided but the milk ducts are usually preserved.
Severe cases (grade III)
The nipple cannot be everted, Correction requires surgery to divide all the tethering tissue including the milk ducts. Local flaps are also used to provide a bulk of soft tissue under the nipple. Although this will typically solve the problem, the patient will not be able to breast feed and may lose nipple sensation.
While some women develop inverted nipples after breastfeeding, others can get elongated, darkened and thickened nipples. This is often associated with widening of the areola (pigmented area around the nipple) and breast ptosis.
This can cause embarrassment to some women as the nipples can show through clothing. In women that wish to undergo breast augmentation or breast lift surgery this may make the nipple projection more obvious and so a combination of nipple reduction can be combined at the same time as your surgery.