The breast is an important organ, and the nipple is its most important central feature. In breast surgery much of the focus is on creating an attractive breast shape, and the appearance of the nipple often gets overlooked as a minor consideration at the end of the operation. This results in a number of common nipple deformities that compromise the overall breast aesthetic. Fortunately, these can be corrected with an eye for detail and good technical skill.
If you have been suffering from a nipple deformity related to breast cancer surgery, breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction, or experience other breast related problems, you have come to the right website. We realize that dealing with a medical hardship can be very difficult and overwhelming. Our staff is superb and always willing to give 110% when it comes to patient care. We are strongly determined to guide you through the next step of successful healing.
Four common treatable nipple problems include:
The aesthetically pleasing nipple areola complex is about 4 cm in diameter, is round, and smoothly transitions from nipple skin to breast skin as seen in this unoperated nipple. The nipple diameter is 1 cm with a height of 7-9 mm. Of course there is some variability in these numbers, and nipple should exist in harmony with the chest size and breast shape. Ideally the nipple is positioned on the most projecting part of the breast.
Nipple deformities result from an uneven distribution of skin tension during suture placement. With proper surgical technique and attention to detail the postoperative nipple should have the same characteristics as the ideal nipple, as seen in the four examples above. Fortunately, most nipple deformities can be corrected by a skilled plastic surgeon.
In most cases the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in less than one hour. The patient can expect to return home the same day, and to normal activities in one day. The sutures that are used are dissolvable, which eliminates the need for suture removal.
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