Correcting Nipple Conditions with Breast Surgery

Published November 24, 2014

Correcting Nipple Conditions with Breast Surgery

Nipple conditions are a fairly common concern among women. If you have cosmetic or functional concerns about a nipple condition, then you might want to look into undergoing nipple surgery in Sydney.

Now unwanted changes in a woman’s nipples can be attributed to a number of factors such as age, weight changes child birth and breast feeding. In most cases, issues like inverted nipples and long nipples are caused by the latter and can be corrected with specific surgical solutions (inverted nipple surgery and long nipple surgery). Most nipple conditions can be treated in combination with other breast surgery operations like breast augmentation mammoplasty and breast reduction mammoplasty surgery.

Common conditions that can be corrected by nipple surgery in Sydney

Inverted nipples

It can be described as the most common among nipple conditions experienced by women of all ages. Such a condition can be attributed to the presence of short and constricted breast duct tissues and can either be temporary or permanent in nature unless treated with inverted nipple correction surgery.

Surgically correcting inverted nipples isn’t as invasive as other types of nipple conditions and only requires the use of local anaesthetics. It is however often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery and other types of breast surgery operations.

Enlarged nipples

Yet another common nipple condition that bothers a lot of women is the enlargement of the areolar complex (nipple area). Such problems can be attributed to pregnancy and drastic weight changes making the nipples appear largely out of proportion with the rest of the breast. Nipple reduction mammoplasty surgery can be performed to treat such conditions with the goal of reducing the dark pigments surrounding the nipples for a more subtle appearance.

Nipple reduction mammoplasty surgery typically takes around an hour or two to complete depending on the extent of the condition and involves strategically making incisions to reduce the dark pigments around the nipple. The surgeon then sutures the incisions carefully. Recovery generally takes longer than nipple correction surgery although certainly not as long as other breast surgery operations. Sutures from the procedure naturally dissolve over time and patients can expect to get back to their daily routines a few days following the operation unless of course if it’s done in conjunction with other major breast surgery operations.

Are you looking for a breast surgeon to help you correct any of the aforementioned conditions? Call us on 1300 368 107 to book a consultation with Dr Tavakoli.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.