Inverted Nipple Repair Overview
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20-50 years old
Inverted or “shy” nipples.
$1,000 if both need correction. *This is an estimation & prices may vary.
Local anesthesia in the office at the time of another procedure in the operating room.
You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to care for others or drive a car.
You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
You may bathe immediately following the procedure, but you will need to keep the plastic cup dressings dry. The dressings will stay in place for approximately 5 days and will be removed in the office.
Exercise is ok 1 week after the procedure.
To increase nipple projection.
Patients should not be using any nicotine-containing substances.
This is an out-patient procedure. No hospital stay is required. If done in-office under local anesthesia, patients can drive themselves home.
Wait one week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period. After one week, sex is ok ONLY if your partner is able to resist touching your nipples. You are the only person allowed to touch your nipples for six weeks following the procedure.
One day to no time at all off work, depending on your type of work and pain medication requirements.
Usually not present.
Inherent Risks & Complications
Bleeding, Infection, Scarring, Inability to breastfeed, Pain, Recurrence of nipple inversion.
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