Inverted nipples are a condition where the nipples on the breast point inwards, instead of projecting outwards. Not all Bangalore inverted nipples are the same; some nipples are inverted but return to normal when they are stimulated while in other cases, the nipples remain inverted regardless of stimulation.
Inverted nipples can cause difficulties with breastfeeding and can also make women self-conscious. Occasionally, inverted nipples can be a sign of a serious underlying breast problem so it is important to evaluate the overall health of the breast with a mammogram before performing inverted nipple repair.
Surgical correction at Contura Clinic, Bangalore for inverted nipples is generally divided into two groups: procedures that divide the breast ducts in order to correct the nipple position and those procedures that do not divide the breast ducts to correct the nipple position.
Theoretically, procedures that do not divide the ducts can still allow women to breastfeed if desired and achieve faster healing in men. During this procedure, Dr. Sreekar will make a small incision at the base of the nipple, through which he will visualize the breast ducts and cut any tethering bands that are holding the nipples in the abnormal position. Once the bands that cause the nipple inversion are cut, Dr. Sreekar will stitch the nipple back in the correct position and then close the incision.
Repair of inverted nipples is an outpatient procedure, so patients can go home the same day as their procedure. Dr. Sreekar will place a special dressing over the nipple to hold it in place while it heals, usually for a week. There is minimal pain or discomfort following this procedure, and patients can usually return to work the following day.
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