Nipple reconstruction surgery is a quick and simple procedure, which is done under local anaesthetic.
It is often seen as the finishing touch to your breast reconstruction and makes your breast look very natural indeed.
Nipple Reconstruction Surgery Procedure
An Inverted nipple can be corrected very easily through 2 mm incisions around the nipple. Scars are almost invisible.
Sometimes small secondary adjustments to the reconstructed breast can be done at the same time, such as a contralateral reduction, uplift, or lipofilling to the flap to help ensure matching shape and volume. This is a decision we will make together after a consultation and examination in my clinic. Sometimes more than one visit is needed in order to make the right choice.
Nipple Reconstruction Surgery Risks & Aftercare
Once the decision is made we will carefully prepare for your surgery. Elena will talk you through all the necessary pre-surgery investigations, as well as the after-care required. She will also fully explain the risks associated with the operation. We will only go ahead with the procedure once you are completely ready and happy with the choice we have made together.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Nipple Corrective Surgery ?
Nipple correction surgery is a surgical procedure that aims to allow the nipple to stick out from the areola (the dark skin around the nipple). A very simple surgery, nipple correction can increase your confidence in intimate moments, and make certain close-fitting styles of clothing more comfortable to wear.
Aftercare And Risks Nipple Correction ?
Similar to all surgeries, nipple surgery is accompanied by certain risks, including the following:
Bleeding. Infection. Swelling. Scars. Nipples that invert again after surgery. A loss of breast sensation temporarily. The loss of the ability to breastfeed permanently.
Are You Considering Nipple Correction ?
Nipple reconstruction is often done under local anesthetic. This means that Elena would normally use a needle to inject numbing medication into the area where the reconstructed nipple will be. If you have local anesthetic, you will be awake during the procedure.
What Happens During Nipple Reconstruction ?
Typically, a small incision is made at the site where the nipple will be made. The skin is formed into a nipple shape and small sutures (stitches) are used to secure the form. The new nipple and surrounding areola can be tattooed about 3 months after surgery.
Recovery After Nipple Reconstruction ?
If you’ve had local anesthesia, you’ll be able to go home after the nipple shield is in place. If you’ve had general anesthesia, you’ll be moved to a recovery room after surgery, where hospital staff members will monitor you. No matter which type of anesthesia you have, make sure you arrange for someone else to drive you home. The nipple shield is usually left on for about 3 days. After it’s removed you can shower. Your reconstructed nipple will probably look pointed and somewhat larger than your other nipple. After the stitches are removed — usually after 2 weeks — the nipple will begin to flatten out and look more like your other nipple.
The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.
The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.
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JB – Breast Reduction
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EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants
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SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction
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