Inverted Nipples

Inverted Nipples Surgery

Inverted Nipples is a condition where the nipple, instead of pointing outward, is retracted into the breast. In some cases, the nipple will be temporarily protruded if stimulated, but in others, the inversion remains regardless of stimulus.

This may be as a result of development, trauma, breast feeding or disease. Inverted nipple correction surgery may be performed under local or general anaesthesia. Inverted nipple surgery is done using very short inconspicuous incisions at the edge of the inverted nipple. The shortened bands that tether the inverted nipple are gently released to allow the nipple to evert. Care is taken not to damage the milk ducts. Sutures are inserted to maintain eversion and a protective splint is used for approximately 14 days.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Saul Braun operates from the Netcare Rosebank Hospital, situated in the up-market Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg.

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