Inverted Nipple Repair or Nipple Reduction Surgery in New Orleans, LA

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About Nipple Repair

Even though pregnancy and nursing can feel very rewarding, it may dramatically change the appearance of the breasts and nipples. Genetics also play an important role in the size, shape, and projection of your breasts. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eagan proudly offers inverted nipple and nipple reduction treatment. About 10% of women experience an issue with inverted nipples. Some women can reverse the issue with stimulation, temperature change, or suction cups while others cannot. Generally, the most common underlying cause of nipple inversion happens because of short ducts, which pull the nipple inward. To combat this issue, we can perform inverted nipple surgery. If you want to learn more about either procedure, we encourage you to call our office in New Orleans, LA and schedule an appointment with Dr. Eagan.

What are the Benefits of Nipple Repair?

There are many reasons women choose to undergo nipple repair at New Orleans Plastic Surgery, but the most common is to improve their comfort and self-esteem. The results of both inverted nipple surgery and nipple reduction are long-lasting, and they can make a dramatic difference in your quality of life. Additional benefits include:

  • Enhanced nipple appearance
  • Increased comfort in intimate situations
  • Easier time breastfeeding
  • Reduced friction on the affected breast(s)
  • Improved confidence in your body

Inverted Nipple Repair Ideal Candidates

Nipple inversion and reduction surgery work well for patients who maintain good, overall health, avoid smoking, sustain a healthy weight, and prefer to no longer have kids. During your consultation, Dr. Eagan will listen to your cosmetic concerns and medical history, assess your condition, and create a treatment plan. She will also talk to you about:

  • The severity of your nipple inversion
  • The size of your nipples
  • The impact nipple inversion may have on breastfeeding
  • The best technique for treating the issues

Inverted Nipple Repair Surgical Technique

Nipple Inversion Surgery

Taking less than an hour to perform, nipple inversion surgery does not require general anesthesia. Because of this, we can perform it as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Eagan will start by applying a numbing cream to help keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Next, she uses a retraction suture to help pull the nipple out to its intended length. A very small incision is made near the inferior side of your nipple. After doing this, Dr. Eagan carefully cuts the retracted milk ducts and tries to avoid cutting all the ducts if you do not need it. Your incision is closed, and the nipple is bandaged.

Nipple Reduction Surgery

Nipple reduction surgery takes about an hour to complete. We start by applying a local anesthetic and marking the nipple, which will determine the new height or width of the nipple. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Eagan will make incisions and excise extra skin. Next, she uses sutures to close the incision.

What to Expect with Inverted Nipple Repair

After nipple inversion surgery or nipple reduction surgery, you can resume your normal activities. Generally, you have minimal discomfort, and you can drive yourself home after the procedure. It will take about two weeks to heal. To ensure proper healing, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions that tell you how to care for your incisions. At first, you may experience some swelling or changes in feeling. However, these symptoms will subside within a couple of weeks. Additionally, you should avoid any strenuous activities for about three weeks.

How Much Does Inverted Nipple and Reduction Cost?

The cost of your surgery depends on your condition and if we combine it with other treatments, like a breast lift. We will discuss the cost after Dr. Eagan creates a detailed treatment plan. To make it easier for you, we can help you find payment plans so the surgery is more affordable.

Nipple Inversion and Reduction FAQ

How much does nipple inversion and reduction cost?

The total cost of nipple inversion and reduction can differ from one patient to another due to a variety of factors. Our talented team will listen to your goals and concerns during your initial consultation in order to create a treatment plan that is completely catered to your unique needs. Once this plan has been agreed upon, we can provide a more accurate estimate of the total price.

Is nipple inversion and reduction painful?

Not at all. Our combination of state-of-the-art equipment and an incredibly experienced team means our patients need not worry about any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Can weight gain cause nipple inversion?

Yes. In some cases, significant weight gain — or even weight loss — can lead to inverted nipples. This could happen due to pregnancy or natural weight fluctuations.

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Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
1 Hour
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Improve your bust

If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your nipples, nipple reduction or nipple inversion surgery can help you feel more confident. Small changes in your body can make a huge difference in how you feel. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, we invite you to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Eagan. She will discuss your cosmetic goals and create a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

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