Nipple Retraction (Inverted Nipples)

Nipple Retraction (Inverted Nipples)

Nipple retraction is not acquired condition. It does not develop due to trauma. It is not a genetic problem, either. It is related to the shortness of milk ducts during breast development.

Nipple Retraction and Nipple Problems

Inverted nipples present serious aesthetic problems. The condition may also require medical treatment since it may lead to problems in breastfeeding. Large nipples occur due to genetic problems or they may emerge because of the problems associated with the development of the breasts. It is a difficult problem to correct with surgery. However, retracted (inverted) nipples can be treated with surgery.

How is surgery performed?

Surgery takes less time compared to several other operations. This condition results from the shortness of milk ducts and the intervention involves enlarging the trace area of the milk ducts. Conglomeration or convolution of milk ducts at some area causes nipples to be retracted. This type of milk ducts is corrected surgically.

Will Nipple Surgery Prevent Breastfeeding?

This operation on the nipples involves the milk ducts directly. Therefore, the procedure requires a fine-scale intervention. However, there is a small possibility that the milk duct can be damaged. Therefore, the patient should be informed about the risks before the surgery. The probability is small but the patient should be prepared for the potential of developing untoward consequences.

Nipple Numbness

There is always a risk of developing numbness at the site of intervention. Therefore, some of our patients may develop numbness in their nipples even though it does not occur in every patient. This is related to individual body structures and metabolism. The incidence is very low. But we cannot argue that it does not happen at all.

In some patients, nipple numbness improves spontaneously after 4-5 months. In some patients, this period can be as long as one year, while in others it can be lifelong.

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