Nipple correction candidates are men or women who feel that their nipples are too large or feel that their nipples are flat and inverted. During your initial consultation, Dr. Casas will review your options to alter the appearance of your nipples.
Often times after childbirth and nursing nipples become long and are difficult to conceal under normal clothing. The nipple projection can be reduced through an incision around the nipple that removes nipple skin. The nipple can then be pushed in and sutured in a less projecting position so that once healed the nipple is less obvious through normal clothes. The ability to nurse (breast feed) can be preserved using this method. Dr. Casas performs this procedure under local anesthesia and you can expect to resume normal activity that day while protecting the nipple incisions for 2-4 weeks.
This procedure may be performed in the Operating Room or as an In-Office Procedure, depending on the individual and degree of complexity. In many cases, it is a simple in-office procedure with no need for general anesthesia. At the initial consultation, Dr. Casas will be able to determine what options exist on an individual basis. We invite you to come in and explore your options!
10% of women have inverted nipples. Dr. Casas wrote an article titled “Aesthetic and Predictable Correction of the Inverted Nipple” (Aesthetic Surg J 2003;23:353-6) which describes her technique to correct nipples that will not become erect. This procedure is typically done to correct severely inverted nipples. Usually under general anesthesia, a small incision is made along the areola and Dr. Casas releases the fibers that tether the nipple preventing it from becoming erect. The inside of the nipple is sutured together so that the nipple remains erect. The areola incision is closed and the patient wears a protective pad over the incision protecting the nipple for a few months. Normal activity is resumed in a few days.