Whether you nipples are inverted or retracted, you will benefit from the nipple repair procedure.
The milk ducts leading to the nipple are shorter than normal and tight, pulling the nipple inward.
A small incision is made at the base of the nipple within the colored areola so the scar is hidden. Then the shortened ducts are either released or selectively divided depending upon the severity of the inversion to allow for nipple eversion. Small stitches are placed under the nipple to hold the nipple out in a projected position. A small bar will be positioned in the nipple to hold it in place and will be worn for a couple weeks.
Yes it can. The repair can be done at the same time as breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction as well as tummy tucks or facial procedures.
The ability to breast feed will usually be compromised.
When the procedure is done under local anesthesia you could be back to work and most your normal activities within several hours. There is a mild amount of discomfort which is easily manageable. You may take a shower the next day.