The shape, position and size of the nipple, as optical centre of the female breast, play an important role both aesthetically and intimately. Some women suffer with over-sized nipples, others with inverted nipples that point inward – even when aroused. In other cases still, especially after pregnancy, many women find the areola too big. The nipple can be corrected separately or as part of a breast operation – such as with an augmentation, reduction or lift.
Nipples that are too large can be made smaller by way of a ring-shaped skin removal. With inverted nipples, a discrete 3mm long incision is made into the tissue underneath and, through a special stitching technique, is naturally raised again from within, for a long term effect. Areolas that are considered too big can also be reduced with a ring or sickle-shaped incision. In doing so, the position of the nipple can also be improved.
Treatment and operation preparation: Obtain timely, comprehensive medical advice and risk awareness, including a full medical check-up with blood evaluation, ECG and possibly a mammography.
Duration of operation: 30-60 minutes
Staying at the clinic: Outpatient
Work incapacity: 0-1 day
Social capacity: Immediate
Sport: After 1-7 days
Sun-bathing and solarium: With coverage, after 1 week
Sauna: After 2-4 weeks
After care: Possible thread removal, scar care.
Special risks: Atrophy or even hypertrophic scarring, keloid, renewed inversion.