Inverted nipples, or dark, large areolae can cause women embarrassment and a loss of confidence during intimate situations. Even more problematic are protruding, deeply colored nipples that are visible through a bra or bathing suit top. Luckily, the experts at Plastic Surgery Associates are experienced in nipple correction procedures and are available to free women from these unnecessary concerns. Ladies in Santa Rosa trust Board Certified surgeons, Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnace, to restore much-needed confidence in their breasts’ appearance.
Nipple Correction at Plastic Surgery Associates:
What most people call the ‘nipple’ is actually a combination of the nipple and the areola (the dark tissue surrounding the nipple). After breastfeeding, the nipples may grow, becoming permanently enlarged or discolored. However, women who have not gone through pregnancy can still be plagued by similar problems with overly large nipples and areolae, often stemming from either hormonal shifts or genetics. These problems can be more than aesthetic. In the case of inverted nipples, women may find it impossible to breast feed. Additionally, men can also experience many of these same issues. Most patients find that nipple correction procedures can successfully restore the aesthetically pleasing breasts they desire.
Nipple correction techniques commonly address:
- Protruding nipples
- Dark or Large Areolae
- Inverted nipples
- Protuberant (Puffy) areolas
Santa Rosa’s Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas have performed hundreds of nipple correction procedures over the years, giving women a chance to feel better about their breasts. At Napa Valley’s Plastic Surgery Associates, nipple and areola reduction, as well as inverted nipple correction, can be performed on an outpatient basis, using only a local anesthetic. With the assistance of Sonoma and Marin County’s most recognized plastic surgeons, women can find aesthetically pleasing results in a positive, caring atmosphere.
Your Nipple Correction Consultations:
Getting started on the path towards nipple correction will begin with a complimentary consultation with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. At this time, the surgeon will take a medical history and perform a brief exam of the breast tissue. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will explain the nipple correction options, as well as their limitations and potential risks. Taking into account the patient’s aesthetic desires and their unique physical situation, a nipple correction treatment plan will then be created.
The Ideal Candidate for Nipple Correction:
Men and women in good health, who are unhappy with the appearance of their nipple or areolae, can be a good candidate for the correction procedure. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will determine the best treatment for an individual situation. Potential patients should fully understand the surgical process and hold realistic expectations for their results. Patients should also be nonsmokers, as smoking can delay the healing process.
Nipple Correction Procedures:
Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas perform their nipple and areola revision surgeries as outpatient procedures, normally using a local anesthetic. Depending on the exact procedure, nipple correction will take from one to two hours to complete. Patients can leave shortly after surgery to begin healing in the comfort of their home.
The surgical process will depend on the individual issues and the extent of correction required. For nipple reduction, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas begin with a small incision along the nipple. An areola reduction requires an incision around the perimeter of the areola. In both cases, once the incision is made, unwanted skin and tissue is removed before the areas are sutured.
The correction for inverted nipples will begin with a small incision at the base of the nipple. From here, the tight bands that are pulling the nipples inward will be released. Once this has been achieved, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will place several sutures to ensure the nipple maintains its desired projection. Finally, a protective dressing g will be added for safe healing.
Recovering from Nipple Correction in Napa:
The recovery from a nipple correction procedure will take about a week. Most patients are feeling well enough to be back at work in three to seven days. Mild to moderate discomfort may be present initially, but prescription medications will make the healing process tolerable. Swelling and bruising are common, but generally dissipate quickly. A special surgical bra may need to be worn for up to a few weeks, to ensure the breasts are in the best position for healing.
Nipple Correction Risks and Complications:
Patients are encouraged to choose a Board Certified, experienced cosmetic surgeon for their nipple correction procedure. Although the procedures are generally very safe, there is always the chance for complications to arise. The risks of nipple correction include infection, scarring, asymmetry, and loss of nipple sensation. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will discuss the chance for complications to arise following a specific nipple correction procedure, including any risk to future breastfeeding.
Get the best nipple correction in Napa Valley.
If you are considering nipple correction, request a free consultation at Plastic Surgery Associates. Call our Santa Rosa office at 707.537.2111 for more information on nipple correction, or to schedule your first appointment. Consultations can also be requested online.
Nipple Correction FAQ:
What is nipple correction from Plastic Surgery Associates?
Nipple correction refers to a surgical procedure designed to improve the shape and size of the nipples or areolas.
What issues can be improved with nipple correction?
Nipple correction can address a variety of problems, including overly large, dark areolas, as well as protruding, puffy, or inverted nipples.
How long will my nipple correction procedure take to perform?
Most nipple correction procedures from Plastic Surgery Associates take around an hour to complete. These are performed under a local anesthesia and require little downtime.
Am I a good candidate for nipple correction?
Both men and women can make an excellent candidate for nipple correction. Anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of the nipples or areolae, and in overall good health, may be a good, potential patient.
What are the risks of nipple correction procedures?
At Plastic Surgery Associates, nipple correction is extremely safe and effective. However, there is a small risk for infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, and loss of nipple sensation.
Nipple Correction at a Glance:
|Purpose||Nipple correction can be performed to reduce/extend nipple protrusion or areola diameter, or restore inverted nipples.|
|Procedure:||Nipple reduction is achieved by removing a segment of tissue from the midsection of the nipple. Areola reduction is performed by removing a circle of skin from the perimeter of the areola. Each of these procedures takes about an hour using a local anesthetic, when performed by alone. Nipple correction can also be combined with other procedures such as a breast augmentation, lift, or revision.|
|Recovery:||Nipple correction patients are generally feeling good enough to return to work in three to seven days.|
|Results:||Patients will see better harmony in the size, projection, and coloration of their breast and areola, as the proportions between both structures are greatly improved.|
|Related Procedures:||breast lift, breast augmentation, tuberous breast correction, breast reduction|