What is Inverted Nipple Surgery?
The nipple is the focal point of the breast, and aside from its functional role in breastfeeding, it is also important to female beauty and sexuality. Inverted nipples can be uncomfortable and unattractive, and many women are choosing to have them corrected.
Sometimes nipples are inverted from an early age, while in other women, it develops after breastfeeding or trauma. Regardless, the condition is caused by tethering of the nipple to the underlying breast tissue. The ducts that connect the skin over the nipple to the deeper breast can become shortened, or scarred, and they pull the nipple in toward the chest.
About the Procedure
Dr. Donaldson repairs inverted nipples by making a tiny incision under local anesthesia. He releases the troublesome ducts beneath the nipple, which allows the nipple to project away from the breast in a more natural position. Once the correct contour is established, tiny stitches, or bolsters are used to prevent recurrence. This outpatient procedure is performed with minimal discomfort and recovery at Dr. Donaldson’s office in Columbus, Ohio.
Inverted nipple surgery may interfere with future breastfeeding, and it can decrease sensation as well. The solution is usually permanent, and most patients are thrilled with their results.
To schedule a personal consultation for inverted nipple surgery, please call Dr. Donaldson at 614-442-7610 or simply send us your contact information on the form to the upper left.