Nipple correction surgery is performed under local anaesthesia and takes about 10 to 30 minutes.
With a nipple reduction, the surgeon makes a circular incision around the nipple and removes the excess skin before sealing the incision with soluble suture.
For areola reduction, the surgeon removes the outer ring of the areola. The incision for areola reduction is done at the edge of the areola where scars are barely visible. The newly formed areola is sometimes attached to the breast to prevent stretching before sealing the incision with soluble suture.
In nipple correction retracted nipple, the surgeon loosens the shortened, connective tissue causing the retracted nipple. The nipple is then pulled up and put in place. The nipple can then be permanently fixed with a kind of loop. After this operation, you can still breastfeed. This is because the milk ducts remain intact. The same procedure is followed for flat nipple correction.
Sometimes retracted nipples are so persistent that they retract back after the procedure. In that case, a nipple prosthesis is a solution. The prosthesis supports the nipple so that it cannot retract again. This technique is only used as a second operation, as there is always a risk of the prosthesis being rejected by your body. The surgeons at Wellness Kliniek therefore prefer nipple correction without an implant.