Natural appearing nipples enhance the beauty of your breasts. Inverted nipple repair can correct flat or inward-facing nipples, giving your breasts a beautiful appearance and a boost to your confidence.

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What is an Inverted Nipple Repair?

Normal nipples project outward, giving breasts a natural appearance. Inverted nipples, which can occur in one or both breasts, lie flat against the breast or invert into the breast instead of protruding naturally. A woman may seek an inverted nipple repair for aesthetic reasons, or to provide ease when breastfeeding.

Nipple inversion is classified, depending on the severity. Grade 1 is a mild type of inverted nipple that typically does not require surgery. Grades 2 and 3 are moderate to severe, requiring surgery for a permanent fix.

Our skilled plastic surgeons can perform an inverted nipple repair procedure to enhance the natural beauty of your breasts.



What are the Benefits?

The plastic surgeons at Polyclinic Plastic Surgery in Seattle strive to provide you with personalized care and beautiful, natural results. After an inverted nipple repair procedure, you can expect:

  • A natural-looking breast
  • A boost in self-confidence
  • Easier breastfeeding
  • Aesthetically pleasing and functional nipples


Who is the Ideal Candidate?

Patients experiencing flat or inverted nipples are typically good candidates. The ideal candidate will also be in good health, maintaining a stable weight. If the patient is a smoker, they must quit before surgery. Patients looking to have children in the future can discuss the procedure and what it may mean for their outlook on breastfeeding.



What Can I Expect from Recovery?

Inverted nipple repairs can be done under local anesthesia, making recovery much easier than other procedures. After the short procedure, the nipple will be sutured to an external stent which will be removed after a week. Your plastic surgeon will often recommend over-the-counter pain medication to manage discomfort, and you will be able to return to daily activity soon after the procedure.


What Type of Techniques are Available?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulations! When it comes to first-time pregnancy, there are plenty of lifestyle adjustments to make, physical changes to get acquainted with and extremely exciting milestones ahead for both you and your future baby! Thankfully, all things considered, you can comfortably scratch “having breast implants” from any list of concerns or at least two reasons: Getting pregnant, giving birth, and breastfeeding with breast implants are all entirely possible and all considered totally safe for both the baby and the mother. Secondly, if any changes were to occur that affected the cosmetic appearance of the breasts or the implants, they are quickly correctable after breastfeeding, at the earliest possible opportunity. These changes might include changes to the position of the implants in relation to the now-developed breasts, or to the firmness of your breasts. In most cases, the implants.


Breast augmentation patients planning to bear children often wonder if pregnancy will affect or even damage their implants. While pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding do cause the body to undergo tremendous natural shifts, every woman will experience these changes differently, and the changes often differ even from pregnancy to pregnancy for the same mother. Swelling of the breasts during pregnancy is natural, as is the volume loss that occurs after breastfeeding. For some, these fluctuations are dramatic while for others they are subtle.

In either case, the breast implants are not damaged and their structure and integrity hold throughout this exciting and life-changing time. The breasts play a central role in the transformative biological process of giving birth and as they pass through the many phases involved, the implants themselves are not affected or compromised.