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
"Honestly this has been a difficult process both physically & emotionally but Dr. Eagan has been incredibly supportive. She is extremely caring, informative and most importantly she does beautiful work. It’s all been worth it. I love the results of my mastopexy. I highly recommend her & wouldn’t hesitate to go back to her for any future procedures."- V.S. / Yelp / Aug 06, 2021
"I first went to Dr. Eagon for under eye filler and a consultation for a breast augmentation and lift. The moment I meet Dr. Eagon she was the sweetest plastic surgeon I have ever meet. Previously I went to many plastic surgeons for consults and their personalities are not comparable to Dr. Eagon. After the filler was placed and my consultation was complete I knew she was the one! She was extremely thorough in the consultation and made me feel so comfortable. After the consultation I had my preop appointment and being a mom, I had to bring my kids. She was even more thorough at that appointment with a 3 year old present. She wasn’t even phased by his disruption and was so kind to my kids. Her receptionist was amazing through the entire process, as well. Now 2 weeks post op I love my results. I loved my results 2 days post surgery. Did I mention she called me the night I had surgery to call and check on me! That’s impressive. If your looking for a plastic surgeon I can’t recommend her enough. I encounter many physicians on a daily basis at work and I can tell you she is one of the most caring doctors I have ever met, and her work is amazing!"- K.E. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
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"I had a few friends recommend Dr. Eagan to me. When I tell you I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and CRIED I mean it. I feel like a totally new person. I feel HOT and like I can take on the world. I got in my car, put on some music rolled down my windows and just sang which is so unlike me but how much better I feel about myself has changed everything. She was so sweet and gentle. I was really nervous walking in and she explained everything so patiently. I won’t be going to anyone else ever. I love love love my new lips and my new attitude."- K.B. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
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.