Nipples that are inverted, asymmetrical or too large can have a serious impact on your body confidence. When this occurs, a simple procedure with Dr. Larson can restore a pleasing aesthetic to your breasts.
If your nipples are overly large, long, low or asymmetrical, you may elect to have one or both of them reduced. The nipple reduction procedure is incredibly straight-forward and can restore a youthful and attractive appearance.
A nipple reduction is done under light anesthesia. This means you will be awake, but unable to feel any pain or discomfort. Once the area is numb, Dr. Larson will make a tiny incision so that he can sculpt a smaller and more balanced nipple and areola. The entire process takes about 30 minutes and you will be free to return home immediately.
You may experience some mild discomfort and soreness in the area after your nipple reduction surgery. These effects can be minimized by taking your pain medication as directed by Dr. Larson.
It’s important to avoid strenuous activity for about ten days to ensure an optimal healing process. Once the incision has fully healed, the resulting scar should blend in beautifully and be virtually imperceptible.
In addition to being an aesthetic concern and a source of embarrassment for many patients, inverted nipples can create breastfeeding challenges. By correcting the issue and restoring protruding nipples, our clients not only improve their appearance – but many also report an easier and more enjoyable breastfeeding experience.
Nipple inversion occurs when the nipples point inward, rather than protruding outward. The condition is often something you were born with, though it can also develop over time due to scar tissue or shortened fibrous strands. In either case, the surgery to correct the issue is the same.
The procedure Dr. Larson performs to repair inverted nipples is fairly simple. It is a minimally-invasive approach that requires one small incision at the base of the nipple. Through that opening, he will release shortened ducts and fibers that are drawing the nipple inward. He will then place a tiny suture beneath the nipple to maintain its new position.
Inverted nipple repair results in a very quick and easy recovery period. You will be free to return to work the very next day and resume light exercise within three days.
However, you will need to adjust your clothing choices for about two weeks. During this time, you will need to avoid compressive garments (including a bra or camisole) to ensure that your nipple remains in its new, protruding position. Once you have fully healed from the procedure, the scar should be virtually impossible to detect.
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We will continue to provide necessary care to our patients in the safest manner possible. To that end, virtual consultation and follow-up is available and we encourage you to use this service whenever possible.
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