Will breast implants correct inverted nipples?

shutterstock_109377992Inverted nipple condition is more common than most women would like to believe. This condition is caused due to a variety of factors, and the corrective procedure or cosmetic surgery will be decided according to the grade of inversion and the cause. The goal of a breast surgeon should be to achieve correction in a minimally invasive manner or through non-surgical methods.

Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced plastic surgeon providing cutting-edge procedures for the breast, body and face. Dr. Richards will offer a customized treatment plan and recommend the most appropriate surgical or non-surgical procedures to achieve desirable results. He provides correction for inverted nipples to patients in Las Vegas, NV and other areas.


Breast Augmentation and Inverted Nipples

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures today. If a woman has one or both inverted nipples and she wants to undergo breast implant surgery, naturally she may want to know if this surgery will also correct the appearance of her nipples. A dedicated surgeon will note this concern of the patient and provide her an accurate answer after a detailed examination.

If the cosmetic surgeon determines that a minor level of inversion in the nipples has occurred due to a loss of breast volume, this condition may be corrected simply with breast implant surgery. Loss of volume will cause the skin to sag, and the skin around the nipples may also become loose. This can create slight inversion in the nipples. Breast implant placement may restore the firmness of skin and breast volume, resulting in natural improvement in the appearance of the nipples.


Causes of Breast Volume Loss

A woman may experience breast volume loss due to the following reasons:

  • Aging – Breasts may tend to lose volume due to the effects of aging, causing the breasts to appear smaller and droopy.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding – A number of women may experience loss of breast volume following pregnancy and breastfeeding, which can be restored with breast implants.
  • Weight loss – If the woman has undergone a major weight loss program, it may result in reduction of breast volume.

If nipple inversion has occurred due to any of these reasons, it may be possible to achieve correction simply with breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Richards is a leading cosmetic surgeon providing breast implant surgery to patients in Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas.


Corrective Surgery

In many cases, inverted nipples may have occurred due to the tissue underneath, which does not allow them to release. These are often classified as Grade 2 or Grade 3 inverted nipples. It may be necessary to perform corrective surgery specifically to address this condition, and breast implant procedure alone will not improve it.

The magnificent thing is that a breast surgeon can perform nipple inversion corrective surgery at the same time along with breast augmentation procedure. Alternatively, the inversion correction alone can be performed. For inverted nipple correction surgery, the woman should be at least 18 years old, and should not be pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of surgery.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

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