"A nipple correction is a very intimate operation. I know how you feel about your chest and I can respect your wishes with all my heart."
Areola correction - a completion to your breast contour
The desire for an areola correction is not only aesthetic. Many women have the problem of inverted nipples with which they cannot breastfeed and large nipples that cause great pain.
The areola correction method has changed over the years – for the better. In the past, the usual surgical solution for nipple inversion was to cut through the mammary ducts to release the nipple. Although this approach is effective, it is unnecessarily destructive and makes it impossible for a woman to breastfeed afterwards. Nowadays I use a newer technique when proceeding with an areola correction, that preserves the lactiferous ducts and focuses on releasing the surrounding fibers that hold the nipple.
How can inverted nipples be corrected during the areola correction surgery?
Outpatient, under local anesthesia I slip through a small cross-section the nipple outwards again. Instead of simply separating the connective tissue in the nipple, the fibers are spread or stretched. Then the breast tissue or skin flap is moved forward to fill the space. This prevents the wart from receding and developing nipples again. The incision is then closed and tightened. The areola correction is often combined with a breast lift.
Is the scar after the areola correction surgery visible?
The scar after a inverted nipple correction is hardly visible. Even if I operate on large nipples, I make the incision in such a way that the scar is not visible.
A picture says more than a million words
In order to protect the privacy of my patients, I deliberately refrain from showing before and after pictures on my website. However, several patients have agreed that their photos can be viewed by potential patients in the practice. During your consultation you will have the opportunity to view images of real patients and the results of my areola correction procedures. Some patients have also agreed to talk to potential patients if you want to learn more about the procedure from a patient’s perspective.
Areola correction Overview
|Procedure:||Outpatient in the practice's own operating theatre. Inpatient monitoring in the recovery room after the operation.|
|Duration of the procedure:||approx. 1 hour|
|Anesthesia:||Local anesthesia or twilight sleep|
|Required downtime:||2 days|
|Additional treatments:||Breast lift|
|Costs:||from 4,000 CHF including operation fee and aftercare fee, anesthesia fee, technical service operating theaters, medications and scar ointment, possible diagnostics (laboratory, EKG, etc.), post-treatment day skin care|