Breasts are of great importance to many women. Attractive nipples are just as important as the shape and volume. Patients who are unhappy with their shape or size can undergo a simple operation to reduce the size of excessively large areolas or treat inverted nipples.
Treating inverted nipples is the most common nipple correction procedure at the Klinik am Rhein in Düsseldorf. Inverted nipples are caused by short milk ducts, which lead to the typical inversion of the nipples. Not only is this considered unsightly, it also causes problems with breastfeeding.
During the surgery, the short milk ducts are cut by making a small incision in the centre of the nipple. As a result, the nipple can protrude again and remain permanently in this normal position. Special suture techniques ensure depth stabilisation.
The scars usually fade after the wounds have healed.
Nipples or areolas that are too big are treated by creating an incision around the areola. The excess tissue is then removed and the wound edges are sutured together. Scarring for these treatments is also minimal.
The procedure takes around 30 to 40 minutes and can be performed as an outpatient procedure with local anaesthesia while being semi-sedated (twilight anaesthesia). Therefore, patients do not need to stay at the clinic and can go home on the same day. Dissolvable sutures are used. The final check-up visit occurs after 12 weeks.
Nipple correction is a minor procedure that is relatively low-risk. In rare cases, complications such as wound healing disorders or bleeding may occur. It is important to know that breastfeeding is no longer possible after surgery on inverted nipples. If you have any other questions on the corrective surgery or you would like to undergo a procedure at our clinic, we would be delighted to advise you during a personal consultation. Arrange a consultation with us by phone or any time online. We look forward to receiving your enquiry!