The problem of inverted nipple becomes an issue when during pregnancy and lactation period arrives. The engorged breast with milk retention may cause serious infection causing mastitis, the infection of the breast tissue. During lactation, the baby will not be able to latch on to the nipple to suckle.
The treatment will depend on the degree of inversion of the nipple.
Grade 1 – simple inversion only
Grade 2- inversion is due to muscle contraction or slight shortening, or milk duct shortening
Both Grade 1 and 2 are simple inversion that can be pulled out easily. A simple suction device may be all that is required for the treatment.
Grade 3- more severe shortening of of milk ducts and tissue cord beneath the nipple.
The higher grade of inversion will require the surgical intervention.
Inverted Nipple: Simple nipple inversions can be treated/solved with a simple suction device as shown above, by using a small negative suction pressure created by manual or machine operated, which will bring the nipple back to its erect and intended position. These work best when the nipple is only inverted a little as in Grade 1 and 2. Grade 1: when the inversion was mild. Grade 2: inversion was due to simple contraction of a muscle and or milk duct.
The surgical procedure to correct an inverted nipple is a fairly short, straight forward and easy surgery. This is because it is due to simple tissue and muscle contraction beneath the nipple. A simple and a very minor surgery for the severance of this tissue cord, the muscle or the milk duct. This is followed by holding the nipple up by means of simple stays suture that prevent collapsing of the nipple back again, is sufficient.
In some, more drastic or more elaborate procedure will have to be taken. Surgery to correct an inverted nipple is a fairly simple, short and easy surgery. When the cause is due to simple tissue and muscle, and the milk duct contraction beneath the nipple, simple surgery is suffice. This is a simple severance of this tissue cord that is holding down the nipple deep into the underlying structure.
After the severance, the nipple is hold up by means of few simple stays suture is all what is required. In the majority of cases, they only need a simple stretching of the muscle, milk ducts or the simple severance of a duct that holds the nipple inside the breast. This is the best treatment for nipples that are severely inverted.
The best is still by surgical means. Dr David Ling aesthetic clinic, Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Ling, can use minimally invasive procedure to lift the areolar and glandular complex to a higher position on the upper chest wall.
Breast augmentation using implant can be deployed to replace back the lost volume of the beast and brings about lifting and firming for small breast to medium-sized breast.
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