Nipples can grow after birth and feeding the baby. It does not threaten the functionality or health of the body. Women have the inconvenience of a psychological nature. Most often, correction of the nipple and areola is carried out as the operation of reduction, facelift or breast implants. However may be performed as an independent operation.
The principle of this operation is to remove the unnecessary area of pigmentation around the nipple or areola without affecting the underlying glands and layers of skin. The incision is small (around 4-5 inches), are practically invisible, as it is located on the border of light and pigmented area of the breast. Usually surgeons use for sewing up wounds similar to intradermal sutures.
To change the nipple is too long, the doctor removes the surgical instrument of the tip, the upper surface sutured. In some cases, the skin will be removed not the top of the nipple, is sewn to the base of the areola. With wide nipples cut out a triangular wedge, the remaining portion is sutured, making the nipple less in diameter. To reduce the nipples can also be at their retraction inside and implication. The operation in this case is more laborious, requires high qualification and professionalism of the plastic surgeon.
Reduction surgery the nipple is not more than an hour (in that case, if the plastic is not complex), is performed under local anesthesia. So there is no need to be a long time in the clinic, the patient can immediately go home. Remains only the need to come to the office of the specialist for the scheduled examinations. The stitches innovative threads dissolve by themselves. If the seams are imposed in the usual threads, they are removed on the fifth to seventh day after surgery. During this period, women can safely get to work and lead a normal lifestyle. The first time after rehabilitation should refrain from excessive physical activity.
Extremely rare complications after the plastic nipple and are only in partial loss of sensation in the operated area. This operation does not affect breastfeeding in the future, because the milk ducts are not affected. Some patients report allergic irritation in the form of scratches or small cracks (especially if the skin is too sensitive or thin). To avoid infection, women are also given oral antibiotics for five to seven days.