The nipple that is turned inside into the breast instead of being projected outwards, is considered as an inverted nipple or retracted nipple. It can form either because of a medical condition or genetic condition. Medical conditions like cancer, bacterial infection, Paget’s disease, etc, can transform a normal nipple into an inverted one. Under such conditions, it is advised to see a doctor immediately because the inverted nipple can be a sign of an underlying abnormal condition. In cases like a genetic abnormality, though it may not be a health hazard, many women find it embarrassing because of aesthetic concerns. In few cases, women find it difficult to feed their babies with an inverted nipple. There are quite a few correction procedures but none is so long-lasting as correction surgery. We, as a sister clinic to the best cosmetic surgery clinic, Akruthi cosmetic surgery clinic can provide the best services in inverted nipple correction surgery in Hyderabad.
What causes an inverted nipple?
An inverted nipple can either be a condition acquired during birth or developed sometime later in life. The major non -cancerous cause that is responsible for inverted nipples is mammary duct ectasia. When the milk duct widens and thickens, becomes blocked and causes fluid to build up in the breast.
The severity of nipple inversion is usually graded on a scale of 1 to 3. It would be evaluated by your surgeon, who ultimately will decide on the best course of action.
Level1: Also known as ‘shy nipple,’ it the most minor level of inversion. This type of nipple responds to stimulation. It protrudes temporarily before returning to its earlier position.
Level 2: It remains inverted all the time and can be pulled out without much resistance.
Level 3: It is the most severe level of inverted nipple. It will not respond to stimulation. This condition usually results from scarring or tissue constriction.
What is the procedure for inverted nipple surgery?
There are two types of procedures. One is for women who have difficulty in breastfeeding and the second one for those who are conscious about their looks.
In the first procedure, milk ducts are partially preserved so that the patient can breastfeed. This procedure involves an incision made around the areola to lift the nipple and areola from the breast, without disconnecting them from the breast.
In the second procedure, milk ducts are completely detached and this procedure is suitable for patients who do not have plans to breastfeed in the future.
In either of the procedures, local anesthesia is administered and the incisions are closed with stitches. These procedures take less than an hour on an outpatient basis.Insensitivity around the operated area
Inability to breastfeed after surgery
Recovery time is significantly short for this procedure. Most of the patients get back to work within one day to one week of the operation. However, the overall healing period takes about 4 weeks. During this period it is suggested to avoid strenuous exertion for 1 to 2 weeks.
The cost usually varies according to the condition and the degree of the inverted nipple. Inverted nipple correction surgery cost in Hyderabad, usually costs between 70,000 and 80,000. However, it is always suggested to choose a surgeon who is well experienced in performing cosmetic surgeries. Akruthi Hospital has the best team of cosmetic surgeons under the expert guidance of Dr. Ram Bhupal Rao.
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