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Nipple Correction/Repair Bellevue

Nipple correction surgery is designed to improve the appearance and function of your nipples. Whether your concern is the size or shape of your nipples themselves or your areolae, which is the pigmented or dark skin that surrounds them, this procedure may help you feel more confident about your body, especially after breast reconstruction. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, board-certified surgeon Dr. Kris Day performs nipple correction surgery for men and women in Bellevue and the surrounding area.

What is Nipple Correction

The purpose of nipple correction is to address the various cosmetic and functional issues of the nipples and areolas. Once Dr. Day learns more about your unique aesthetic goals, he can create a customized procedure that caters to them. Nipple correction is often performed to resolve elongated or abnormally large nipples, misshapen nipples, inverted nipples, and oversized areolas. It is also often performed following breast reconstruction procedures to reconstruct the nipple.

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Good Candidates for Nipple Correction

You may want to consider nipple correction surgery if you are at a healthy weight with no major medical problems and are bothered by one or a few of the following:

  • Inverted nipples.
  • Elongated nipples.
  • Overly wide nipples.
  • Excessively large areolas.
  • Have undergone breast reconstruction surgery.

In addition, you may benefit from this procedure if you have difficulty nursing your baby or feel uncomfortable in tight clothing, During a comprehensive consultation, board-certified surgeon Dr. Day will inform you whether nipple correction is right for you.

Benefits of Nipple Correction

By undergoing nipple correction surgery, you can change the appearance of your nipples and/or areolas after breast reconstruction. It’s a very safe yet versatile procedure that can be tailored to your particular concerns. As long as it’s performed by a highly skilled and experienced Bellevue plastic surgeon like Dr. Day, nipple correction can boost your self-esteem in and out of the bedroom, make it easier to nurse your baby, and improve comfort when you wear form-fitting clothing.

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What to Expect During Nipple Correction Surgery

Once Dr. Day performs an in-depth analysis of your breasts and nipple symmetry and understands your unique concerns, he’ll determine the ideal surgical technique. If your areolas are too large and asymmetrical with the rest of your breasts, a reduction may be a good option. In the event your nipples are deformed or abnormally large, a nipple reduction may make sense. An inverted nipple correction will likely be recommended if your nipples retract inward. No matter which technique Dr. Day uses, you will see an improvement in the appearance of your nipple and/or areolae immediately.

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Recovering from Nipple Correction

Right after nipple correction surgery, you’ll likely experience soreness, tenderness, and swelling. Rest assured, this usually only lasts for about two weeks and can be managed with pain medication. The dressings that will be placed on your breasts at the end of the procedure should remain for about one week until you change them.

Depending on how you recover and your line of work, you can resume work and your everyday routine within one to two days. However, you should refrain from strenuous physical activities for several weeks. It’s essential that you attend all follow-up appointments so that Dr. Day can monitor your progress and address any questions or concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Nipple Correction Surgery

Most patients are able to nurse their babies following nipple correction. While Dr. Day makes every effort to conserve the milk ducts, there is no guarantee, and you must accept the fact that you might not be able to breastfeed.

In most cases, nipple correction does not lead to sensation loss. However, this is a rare side effect that is possible and is important to consider.

Dr. Day may recommend nipple correction surgery at the same time a breast lift or breast augmentation is performed. This can lead to optimal results, especially if you’re also bothered by sagging breasts or would like to increase their size.

To ensure comfort during nipple correction surgery, Dr. Day will administer anesthesia. While you should expect a bit of pain and soreness after the procedure, it will likely fade quickly and can be managed with pain medications.