Inverted nipples affect between ten and 20 percent of women in the United States. Inverted or “shy” nipples occur when one or both nipples on a woman’s breast pull inward. Inverted nipples can happen to men but are primarily seen in women. Often, the nipple reverses after a change in temperature or stimulation; however, some nipples remain inverted permanently.
Typically, having an inverted nipple does not contribute to any health complications and does not affect the sensitivity of your nipples. Regular stimulation may help your nipples protrude, but this method does not work for everyone. However, some women are embarrassed about the look of their nipples—whether they are changing at the gym or during intimate moments. If you desire a permanent option, an Inverted Nipple Repair in Beverly Hills is an ideal solution. However, there are two types of surgical options—one that preserves the milk ducts and one that does not. To learn more about these options, schedule a consultation with an experienced breast surgeon like Dr. Gould
During puberty, nipple inversion is caused when the lactiferous (milk) ducts fail to develop, or due to inflammation of these ducts because of cancer, mastitis, or previous breast surgery. When either tightened bands of tissues or your milk ducts are tethered to the nipple, the nipple stays inverted. Inverted Nipple Repair cuts this tissue and enables the nipple to protrude naturally.
The procedure is typically done in-office as an outpatient treatment. While this minor surgery can interfere with a woman’s ability to breastfeed, a newer approach releases the fibers surrounding and tethering the nipple. During your consultation, Dr. Gould will examine your breasts and discuss your options to help you achieve the look you desire.
Dr. Daniel Gould is an MD, Ph.D., and plastic surgeon who takes the time and ensures you understand the complexity of your surgery and your treatment protocols. In fact, Dr. Gould wrote an article on Inverted Nipple Repair in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
He believes in establishing long-term relationships with his patients and guiding them along their aesthetic journey—from consultation, surgery, recovery, and final follow-up. At our office in Beverly Hills, you will experience compassionate and knowledgeable medical professionals who set the standards in patient safety and satisfaction. Dr. Gould aims to exceed your expectations with every patient interaction by providing highly personalized care underscored by leading expertise in the cosmetic procedures and treatments he performs.
Your shy nipple repair procedure only requires local anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes or less. Dr. Gould begins by making a small incision at the base of your nipple and uses surgical scissors to release the fibrous tethers that keep the nipple from naturally protruding. Then, a couple of stitches are placed on maintaining nipple projection. Dr. Gould then applies a protective wrap to prevent infection and promote healing.
The newer surgical approach involves Dr. Gould cutting the connective tissues and releasing the surrounding fibers that hold the nipple in, but he performs the dissection parallel to the milk ducts, which preserves the ability to breastfeed in the future. Then sutures are placed in an outward position with dissolvable stitches.
After having inverted nipples repaired, most of our Beverly Hills patients can drive themselves home and return to their daily activities the same day if so desired. There is typically little to no discomfort from this procedure, but over-the-counter medication like Tylenol will suffice if needed. Your incisions are small, and once they heal, scars are minimally visible, if at all. You will be able to see results immediately, and they are permanent.
At our office in Beverly Hills, CA., learn more about Inverted Nipple Repair and if this procedure is the solution you desire for better-looking nipples and breasts. Dr. Gould ensures innovative techniques (he wrote a paper about it), compassionate care, and a seamless post-recovery process. Experience the difference. Contact us today to get started.
You are kept quite comfortable during surgery as you are under general anesthesia. The next day, Dr. Gould will have you undergo a hyperbaric treatment that delivers oxygen to your cells and have you receive a lymphatic massage to thwart additional swelling after surgery. Dr. Gould’s unique post-surgical treatments aid in rapid recovery to reduce pain and discomfort after surgery.
The two most common side effects from a facelift include developing a hematoma—which is a build-up of blood under the skin and usually results from too much activity. Dr. Gould can drain the excess fluid with a syringe if this happens. The second common side effect is an infection at the incision sites. You will receive post-treatment instructions for caring for your incisions, including how to keep your face clean for optimal results. There are extremely rare risks of nerve injury, which is less than 0.9% in this technique. More commonly, swelling in the face and the muscles can interfere with muscle function and make your smile appear heavy for a few weeks as swelling subsides.
A facelift is a highly customized surgery. Therefore, the cost of the procedure will differ with each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Gould spends significant time listening to your facial and skin concerns, discussing your options, assessing and taking photos as needed, and devising a surgical treatment plan to meet your needs. The cost of your outpatient facelift surgery is discussed immediately after the consultation with Dr. Gould’s coordinator.
A rhytidectomy (face lift) is a cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. However, we offer payment and financing options for your convenience.
Each procedure targets the lower portion of your face to correct sagging skin, jowls, and volume loss in your cheeks. The deep plane facelift is a specialized approach that targets the deeper structures and resets the foundation of your facial fascia or connective tissue. Traditional facelifts pull that fascia or remove some of it, or more commonly, they simply tighten it in a vector and remove skin. Studies have shown a deep plane may have more longevity, but Dr. Gould does it because it looks more natural and less pulled or odd. It makes sense that redraping the fascia is better in concept than tightening it externally. These same concepts apply to the neck, and the Crevasse technique also improves your neck look.
Your surgery is an outpatient procedure, which means you can return and recover at home with a home nurse, or you may choose to stay overnight in an aftercare facility to be available for an appointment the next day. In either case, you will need someone to drive you home and help you for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.