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Nipple surgery is a very common procedure, which is performed at PHI Clinic by our highly-trained surgeons.
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Introduction to Nipple Surgery
It is understandable why nipple surgery is on the rise and popular amongst patients, given that they are the focal point of the breast.
If your nipples are noticeably misshapen, enlarged or asymmetrical, this can cause many psychological and confidence issues which can be treated with relatively simple surgery.
Many women suffer with this issue after breast feeding, as it can significantly impact the overall look of the breast.
This procedure is commonly combined with a breast augmentation as implants increase the fullness of the breast, sometimes resulting in more prominent nipples.
Inverted nipples or areola reductions can be combined with a breast reduction, or performed alone.
Nipple surgery is performed under local anaesthetic, and is a relatively short procedure. It requires no hospital stay, and is performed in the surgical theatres at PHI Clinic.
The benefits of using local anaesthesia are numerous to count; general anaesthesia is often associated with drowsiness, nausea and carries an increased risk of bruising. By using local anaesthetic, we are able to treat a wider range of patients and eliminate undesirable side effects. This has proved to be a preferable and more suitable option for many of our patients.
Your surgeon will give you strict instructions on how to maintain the area post-surgery, ensuring a speedy recovery and reduced risk of infection. It is paramount that patients keep to these guidelines for best possible results.
Generally speaking, patients will experience a downtime period of 1-2 weeks, following the procedure.
At PHI we believe consultations should be carried out by the practitioner who will be performing the procedure. This allows our patients to gain a full understanding of the surgical procedure and gives them a chance to ask vital questions. It also builds a good rapport between our patients and their surgeon, so that they know they are in the safest and most experienced hands.
We encourage all our patients who are thinking about undergoing a surgical procedure to do their research. Finding your surgeon is a very personal thing, and it should be no rushed decision.
Whatever you choose, we can assure you that here at PHI Clinic we will provide you with the greatest care throughout your experience with us.
I'm in my 40s and I want to know what can be done about inverted nipples?
It is extremely common for women in their 30s and 40s to seek nipple correction surgery. It may have been a bugbear they have tolerated from as early as their pubescent years, or it could be a more recent issue they wish to address.
If your nipples do not naturally form in a desirable way by the time you reach 25, it is unlikely that they will revert without intervention. Nipple correction surgery is relatively simple, without minimal risks and low downtime.
The nipple is simply released from the tough connecting tissue threads, which pull the skin downwards, improving the overall appearance of the nipple. You will be reviewed a week after the procedure.