Nipple Areolar Surgery
(Inverted Nipple Surgery) -
Melbourne

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Nipple Areolar Surgery (Inverted Nipple Surgery) in Melbourne is a specialised procedure aimed at correcting inverted nipples to improve both their appearance and functionality. At Eastern Plastic Surgery, our specialist plastic surgeons utilise advanced techniques to address nipple inversion and related areolar concerns.

Whether caused by congenital factors, breastfeeding, or previous breast surgery, our tailored surgical solutions focus on releasing shortened milk ducts and enhancing nipple projection. Trust our skilled team to provide safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment options for all your nipple and areolar surgery needs.

What is Inverted Nipple Surgery?

Inverted nipple surgery is a specialised procedure designed to correct inverted nipples. Inverted nipples are a common condition where the nipple retracts inward instead of projecting outward. This condition can occur due to shortened milk ducts, congenital factors, or changes in breast tissue from breastfeeding or surgery. Specialist plastic surgeons perform this procedure to improve nipple projection and functionality.

Common Nipple and Areolar Surgical Procedures

In addition to inverted nipple surgery, other common nipple and areolar surgical procedures include:

  • Nipple reduction surgery
  • Nipple reconstruction surgery (following mastectomy and as part of breast reconstruction)
  • Areola reduction surgery
  • Correction of nipple-areola asymmetry

What are the Benefits of Inverted Nipple Surgery?

Inverted nipple surgery can provide several benefits, including:

  • Improved nipple projection
  • Correction of nipple inversion
  • Enhanced breast aesthetics
  • Increased ease of breastfeeding

Am I a Good Candidate for Inverted Nipple Surgery?

Candidates for inverted nipple surgery are individuals who have inwardly retracted nipples that affect appearance or function. A consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr Lin will determine suitability, considering factors such as medical history, breast tissue condition and individual goals.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?

As with any surgical procedure, inverted nipple surgery has potential risks and side effects, including:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Difficulty breastfeeding
  • Asymmetry
Discussing these risks with your surgeon is essential before deciding to undergo an Augmentation Mammoplasty. See here for more information about Risks and Complications of Cosmetic Surgery.

Inverted Nipple Surgery in Melbourne with Eastern Plastic Surgery

Consultation

During your consultation at Eastern Plastic Surgery, one of our specialist plastic surgeons will conduct a thorough assessment of your medical history and nipple-areola complex. This ensures the selection of the most appropriate surgical technique for your needs.

Surgical Procedure

Inverted nipple correction surgery involves a minimally invasive approach to release the shortened milk ducts that cause nipple inversion. The procedure begins with local anaesthesia, followed by a small incision at the base of the nipple or along the areola edge.

The surgeon carefully dissects and releases the ducts, allowing the nipple to project outward. The nipple is then reconstructed and sutured to maintain its new position. A protective dressing is applied to support healing and minimise scarring. This technique ensures minimal visible scarring and preserves nipple sensation and function.

Recovery

After surgery, the nipples are dressed with a protective dressing to prevent pressure on the area. A comfortable, loose-fitting bra can be worn after one week. Most patients should plan for one week off work and avoid contact sports or heavy lifting for 4 to 6 weeks. Mr Lin will monitor your recovery and wound healing through regular post-operative consultations.

Why Choose Us for Your Inverted Nipple Surgery in Melbourne?

Eastern Plastic Surgery is dedicated to delivering high-quality care for all nipple and areolar surgeries. Our team of specialist plastic surgeons brings extensive experience and expertise to each procedure, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients. We utilise advanced surgical techniques that focus on achieving optimal results with minimal scarring, preserving nipple sensation and maintaining functionality.

Meet Dr Frank Lin

Dr Frank Lin is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and founder of Eastern Plastic Surgery and EST Clinic. Dr Lin’s areas of interest include facial and breast aesthetic surgery, as well as non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

Dr Lin currently serves on the executive board of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Membership Committee of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) representing Australia.

FAQs

If you have any more questions about inverted nipple surgery in Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, you can find FAQs below that may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
How common are inverted nipples?

Inverted nipples are a relatively common condition, ranging from mild to severe cases. They can be congenital or develop due to changes in breast size, breastfeeding, surgery, scarring, or underlying diseases such as breast cancer.
What treatment options are available for inverted nipples?

A full examination and assessment with your doctor are essential, especially if the nipple inversion is a new or progressive condition. Mild cases may not require treatment, while severe cases can be corrected through inverted nipple surgery. This procedure is often performed as a day procedure under local anaesthesia. Minimally invasive techniques are preferred to minimise scarring and maintain nipple projection.
What options are available for nipple and areola reduction?

Nipple and areola reduction surgery is commonly performed for patients with large breasts or following breastfeeding. These procedures can be done independently or in conjunction with breast reduction or breast lift surgeries. The surgery typically involves reshaping the areola to achieve the desired size and symmetry.
Can inverted nipple surgery be combined with other breast surgery procedures?

Yes, inverted nipple surgery can be combined with other breast surgery procedures such as breast augmentation or breast reduction. Combining procedures can address multiple concerns in one surgical session, providing comprehensive results.
Will nipple correction surgery affect my ability to breastfeed?

Nipple correction surgery is designed to preserve the functionality of the nipple, including the ability to breastfeed. However, it's essential to discuss your breastfeeding plans with your surgeon to ensure the appropriate surgical technique is used.
What is the role of areola tissue in nipple reshaping?

Areola tissue plays a significant role in nipple reshaping. During surgery, the areola may be adjusted to ensure the nipple-areola complex appears natural and symmetrical, enhancing overall breast aesthetics.
Is nipple reshaping part of breast augmentation?

Nipple reshaping can be included as part of a breast augmentation procedure if necessary. This ensures that the nipple-areola complex is proportionate and complements the enhanced breast size and shape.
How soon after surgery can I breast feed?

The ability to breast feed after nipple correction surgery depends on the specific surgical technique used and individual healing. It's essential to follow your surgeon's advice regarding the timing and any necessary precautions to ensure a successful breastfeeding experience.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek the opinion of an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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