Dr Tavakoli’s Philosophy On Nipple Condition Correction
The two main conditions that nipple surgery can correct are inverted nipples and long (floppy) nipples.
A. Inverted Nipples
Many women have nipples that are inverted intermittently or constantly. It is often a source of concern and self consciousness.
Inverted nipples are caused by tight and shortened breast duct tissue. The inverted nipples can be corrected surgically by the release of the foreshortened ducts, in many cases with minimally invasive technique. Correction of nipple inversion may be performed as an isolated procedure or in combination with other breast surgeries.
Case Study: 23yo female, nil pregnancies, mild inverted nipples corrected with the insertion of nipple piercings.
B. Long (floppy) Nipples
Many women have nipples that become long, dark and sometimes wide in girth. This can be a result of prolonged breast feeding or can be part of normal development of the breast. This can be associated with normal breasts or sometimes with droopy breasts with wider areola (brown).
The condition is far more common in Asian women. It is not a painful condition but seems to become an issue in women who wish to undergo breast augmentation as the nipples become very obvious.