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.
"Dr Eagan did my breast aug in March 2020. I searched for months before selecting a doctor and the reason I chose her is because her personality is outstanding!! She is by far the kindest doctor I have ever met!!! She is not a doctor that will put too much on your body if your body can not handle it. I told her what I wanted and she went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my results! I am 4 months post op and I swear I fall in love with my procedure results all over again every single day! We are already discussing lip injections because she is just absolutely fantastic! Always available when I needed her and every appointment she has always greeted me as a friend and made sure I had a great appointment!! Wish I could give more stars to her!! Make sure to check her out because you will NOT regret it"- S.S. / Google / Jul 23, 2020
"Life changing I’ve been trying to get a breast reduction since 2018 and the moment I walked into Dr.Eagan’s office it just felt right. Dr.Eagan is truly the kindest person I’ve ever met. She explained the process of the surgery and post op care. One of the most important things is she cared about what cup size I wanted and she delivered. I went from a F cup to a B /C cup which is exactly what I wanted. Also Dr.Eagan called me the night before and the night after surgery to check on me. When I show people my before and after pictures all they can say is “Wow! What’s the Doctor’s name? Seriously, my back pain is gone and I feel more comfortable with exercising, sleeping, and wearing different clothing. Also, Miss. Yvonne is the sweetest she worked diligently to make sure all my documentation was in order to send to my insurance for approval and explained any questions or concerns I had regarding payment. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon that will provide excellent quality and has great bedside manner. Dr.Eagan is your person. Dr.Eagan and her staff are truly professional and amazing 10/10 highly recommend🙌🏾"- B.L. / Google / Mar 11, 2023
"Dr. Eagan is soo sweet and caring. She did a great job with my breast reduction. Dr. Eagan always contacted me to check on me and make sure I was okay and any questions I had , she made sure she was available around the clock. I’d recommend anyone to her. Her staff is super friendly also!"- D.A. / Google / Mar 03, 2023
"Dr. Michelle Manning Eagan is such a talented physician/surgeon! She really has an eye for aesthetics and knows how to enhance her patients beauty in a natural looking way. She also has wonderful bedside manner! I 100% recommend her to any friend or family member and will continue to use her services!"- M.F. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2023
"Dr. Eagan was extremely pleasant as well as her staff! Dr Eagan made sure I was very well prepared for my surgery. Everything was well planned and organized. All the workers at the hospital made me feel so safe and calm being that I was very scared. I haven’t felt 1 ounce of pain since I had my surgery on yesterday and very little discomfort jus like dr Eagan promised. I initially didn’t want any photos posted but when I saw how amazing dr Eagan did on my breast reduction I really wanted her to post them! My reaction was like you wouldn’t believe, I was so excited! I highly recommend dr Eagan."- L.H. / Yelp / Mar 02, 2023
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
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.