• Inverted nipple Surgical Method

    • Retraction and Nipple Plastic Surgery
    • Inverted nipple Surgical Method
    • Type 1
    • Nipple is sometimes retracted
    • Type 2
    • Nipple is retracted most of the time
    • Type 3
    • Nipple is always retracted

  • - In the case of type 2 and 3, surgical operation is necessary.
  • Inverted nipple surgery is performed for the purpose of
  • beauty
  • breast feeding and
  • to prevent the occurrence of infections due to uncleanliness.
  • You should first receive consultation for the matter of surgical correction and degree of retraction of nipple with a medical team.
Surgical Method
  • Inverted nipple surgery is performed in a short time by local anesthesia. In the past, inverted nipple surgery required the severing of all lactiferous ducts, so it was impossible to breast feed after surgery. However, the new ‘Method of preserving lactiferous ducts with minimum incision’ makes breast feeding after surgery possible by preserving most of the tissue of lactiferous ducts by severing as few lactiferous ducts as possible. Surgery time has also shortened by making a small incision around the nipple, which leaves only a small scar and seldom has side effects.
  • The operation takes about 30 minutes ~ 1 hour under local anesthetic, so many people have the surgery during their lunch break. It does not cause any inconvenience to daily life, but it is better to be safe than sorry, so a guard is provided.
Side Effects of Surgery
  • If a side effect does occur then it is recommended to receive consultation with a specialist. However, side effects are not common with this type of surgery, with the exception of the following:
  • 01. Matter of scar
  • Although a small scar is left, it is within the areola and generally hard to notice. However, in the case of a keloidal constitution, the scar could become swollen, so careful consideration is needed before surgery.

  • 02. Disturbance in lactation
  • Although the degree of disturbance differs from person to person, it is possible that surgery may affect the ability to breast feed. Unmarried women are recommended to consult the doctor about the possible effect on breast feeding before surgery, and the surgery should be performed that preserves the lactiferous ducts as much as possible.

  • 03. Decline in nipple sensitivity
  • The sensitivity of the nipples may decrease temporarily, but for the most part will return anytime between six month ~ one year, so there is no need to worry. However, in some rare cases, the sensitivity is decreased permanently which you should be aware of before surgery.

  • 04. Recurrence of retraction
  • It is possible for inverted nipples to recur after surgery and has been reported at a recurrence rate of 0~10%. If the degree of retraction is severe, the possibility of recurrence is generally higher. In the case of recurrence, reoperation is possible so there is no need to worry.