This simple intervention is usually done for aesthetic reasons, but sometimes it’s also done due to inverted nipples that prevent the patient from breastfeeding. It’s typically performed under local anaesthesia (analgosedation or general anaesthesia) and takes approximately 30 minutes. No hospitalisation at the clinic is required in case of local anaesthesia. You can consult the types of anaesthesia with your surgeon beforehand.
During the plastic surgery, the breast’s fibrous stitches are severed, preventing them from pulling the nipple inward. The nipples are fixed in place and the incision is stitched with dissolvable stitching. The intervention is gentle on the nipples and lactiferous ducts. The thin incision is led along the edge of the areola, ensuring that any scarring is barely visible once the wound has healed.
You’ll be able to resume your regular working life within 2 days after the intervention. After a week, you’ll visit for a medical check-up. Physical activity can be completely resumed approximately 2 weeks after the operation.