Patients looking for inverted nipple correction surgery in Houston will be thrilled to learn that this procedure is offered by our lead physician, Dr. Leo Lapuerta, who has been working with plastic surgery patients across southeast Texas for over 20 years and has 20,000 procedures to his name.
Before booking a procedure, we recommend patients spend some time researching the ins and outs. This will allow for a better understanding of what to expect — the process, surgical technique, aftercare, and what their fully healed results will look like.
Inverted nipples correction refers to a popular form of plastic surgery. This procedure is an option for patients with nipples that naturally turn inwards, rather than protrude. Inverted nipples are often caused by short milk ducts, and typically affect women more often than men. In general, this surgery is selected for aesthetic or personal reasons rather than medical ones.
Although there are no medical issues associated with inverted nipples, it can sometimes be a symptom of another underlying issue. Overall, nipple inversion tends to happen around the time of puberty. If inversion occurs rather suddenly as an adult, it’s best to see a GP before planning corrective surgery.
Nipples are a fairly intimate body part. Many patients feel insecure about their inverted nipples and find that it affects their mental wellbeing. Following their inverted nipple surgery, patients enjoy increased feelings of self-confidence and body acceptance.
Inverted nipple treatment does not always involve surgery; some patients find success through the use of a suction device. For others, a surgical procedure tends to be the best choice. Dr. Lapuerta and his skilled team can provide this procedure after determining the appropriate treatment plan for inverted nipples.
The surgery usually takes up to two hours and involves the use of an anesthetic. This procedure involves one incision, along the lower part of the nipple, which is then surgically raised using a stitch. The incision is then closed with dissolvable sutures.
Dr. Lapuerta provides each patient with a thorough recovery plan in advance of their surgery — and for inverted nipple surgery, that’s very straightforward. Patients will be able to return to work after only a couple of days, although they might feel a bit swollen and bruised. It’s best to avoid strenuous activity for at least a week.
Dr. Lapuerta may ask patients to avoid garments that compress the nipples, like padded bras or tight clothing, for up to two weeks. This will depend on the unique circumstances of the patient.
Sometimes. As with any surgery with incisions around the areola, there is a risk of damage to milk ducts with inverted nipple correction. This isn’t necessarily always going to be the case for every patient — talk with your doctor about any questions or concerns.
The price of inverted nipple surgery will depend on the individual patient. However, most range between $2,000-$4,000. Results will be permanent, so there is no need to consider touch-up prices.
If you are ready to talk about inverted nipple solutions, get in touch with our team today. We’ll invite you to visit either our Houston, Katy, Piney Point, or Pearland clinic for a free and discreet consultation with Dr. Lapuerta about inverted nipple surgery. We can’t wait to meet you and help you reach your goals!