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Nipple - Inversion Correction

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Nipple - Inversion Correction

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Case 228

This 26-year-old woman suffered from inverted nipples, where her nipples sunk inward rather than protruding outward. The condition affects about 2% of all women and can be cosmetically unappealing and can prevent proper breast feeding. Fortunately, nipple surgery can be performed to surgically invert the nipples so they point outward. After searching for a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon who performed the surgery, this patient scheduled a consultation with one of the talented surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice.

One of the major concerns with nipple inversion surgery is the preservation of nipple sensation and of the milk duct. If the milk duct is severed or restricted in any way, it can greatly interfere with breast feeding. To help preserve the duct and sensation, this patient's surgeon would use a duct-sparing technique. This patient should be able to breast feed following her surgery if she wanted to and she would ideally keep the sensation in both nipples.

After her surgery was completed, she was required to wear a protecting stent over each nipple for 1 to 3 days. Her stitches would dissolve in about 2 weeks, but with the special care taken during surgery, her nipples should remain in their new normal and outward position. When she was given time to recover, this patient was very pleased with the look and feel of her new nipples.

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Case 227

This 36-year-old woman wanted to find a surgeon who could perform inverted nipple repair to correct her nipples. As can be seen in the "before" pictures, her nipples seemed to "pucker" inward, a condition that can inhibit activities like breast feeding. After researching nipple repair, she scheduled an appointment with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's practice.

During her consultation, her surgeon explained the procedure. He would use a duct sparing technique, where the milk duct is neither cut nor closed during surgery to better allow for breast feeding in the future. The technique would also help preserve nipple sensation, which nipple surgery can sometimes damage.

After her nipples were turned outward during surgery, her surgeon used dissolving stitches to keep the nipple in a normal, outward position. Then a stent was placed over her nipples to protect them and help preserve their position. Finally, she was given time to recover.

Following her Los Angeles plastic surgery, this patient was pleased with the new look of her nipples. There is minimal scarring visible in the "after" photos and her nipples look normal and natural.

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Case 331

This 40-year-old woman was embarrassed by the inverted nipple in her left breast. She also felt that her breasts were too small for her frame and wanted to look more proportional. Having heard positive reviews about Dr. David Stoker, she called and set up a consultation.

During their meeting, she told her Los Angeles plastic surgeon that she often felt self-conscious in intimate situations because of her inverted nipple. She also admitted that she was uncomfortable wearing thin supports or certain shirts. Her surgeon listened and mentioned that inverted or "shy" nipples can also cause physical complications, such as inhibiting a woman's ability to breast feed. He recommended nipple repair and breast augmentation in Los Angeles to rebuild her nipple and enhance her breast size.

For the operation, Dr. Stoker used silicone gel implants which are pre-filled and have a smooth, soft feel. The nipple surgery was performed by placing a slight incision at the base of the nipple and creating an outward, erect projection and then suturing the nipple in place. The patient returned six months after her surgery and shows no signs of scarring and a normal nipple position. She is very happy with her results.

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Case 189

After having a breast augmentation in Europe, this 25-year-old woman felt that her areolas (the skin around the nipple) were positioned unnaturally low, especially from a profile view. She was satisfied with her current implants, not wanting to replace them with newer Los Angeles breast implants, but she was bothered by her inverted nipples and wanted them corrected in addition to repositioning them with a breast lift.

When nipples are inverted, they appear to point inward. It can be caused from a number of things, but it can be treated through plastic surgery. To address her concerns, Dr. Stoker performed bilateral (both sides) inverted nipple repair to make her nipples look more natural. Dr. Stoker also made incisions only around the circumference of her areolas to minimize scarring, enabling him to perform a breast lift, repositioning her nipples without making further incisions.

As the "after" pictures show, her breasts look much more natural with the new position of her areolas. Additionally, her surgeon was able to successfully correct her inverted nipples, making them appear normal and symmetrical. Overall, she was very happy with her results and glad that she had undergone Los Angeles breast lift and nipple repair.

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