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CORRECTION OF INVERTED NIPPLE


CORRECTION OF INVERTED NIPPLE

Overview

Normal nipple is in protruding position. In inverted nipple, the nipple is ‘pulled-in’ or retracted. Inverted nipple occurs when the milk ducts are too short or there is a pulling force in the nipple tissue that pulls the nipple inwards. The cause is usually benign such as congenital, post-trauma, lactation or pregnancy. However, if the inverted nipple occurs suddenly over a short period over weeks or months, the cause may be due to underlying breast disease and prompt consultation with doctor is warranted. 

 

The patient may feel embarrassed due to the abnormal appearance of the inverted nipple. In addition, inverted nipple can interfere with breastfeeding. Hygiene of the nipple may be difficult to maintain leading to chronic infection and inflammation.

 

Treatment of inverted nipple is by surgical correction.

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Objective

Restore the nipple to a normal protruding position.

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Preparation

1.  Treat and stabilize any existing medical conditions.

2.  Stop smoking at least one week before surgery.

3.  Stop the following AT LEAST ONE WEEK before surgery:

a.  Supplements containing vitamin E, ginseng, gingko, garlic, fish oil and other ingredients that encourage bleeding during surgery

b.  Medicine that exacerbate bleeding such as aspirin, NSAIDs and warfarin. You may need to consult the physician who prescribed the medicine before stopping them.


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Surgery

Duration: Half an hour

Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia

Go Home: same day

Recovery*: Back to work the next day, light exercise after one week, heavy exercise after 2-3 weeks. The speed of recovery may be varied for different patients.

Surgery Technique: Small incisions are made around the nipple to release the tethering tissue bands. Sutures are placed to maintain the nipple in the corrected position. In severe cases tissue graft may be needed to reinforce the base of the nipple.

 


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Post-operative Care

·     Sutures are removed after 5-7 days

·     Avoid putting pressure on the nipple

·     Take medicine as prescribed

 




 



 
 
 
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