Introflexed Nipples



Instead of protruding from the skin, the nipples of some women are flat or, even worse, sunken. To correct introflexed nipples, a small surgical operation can be carried out under local anaesthesia, during a day-hospital session, so as to return the nipples to their natural aspect.

Surgical Operation:
Different types of surgical techniques are used to take care of the problem according to the degree of introflexion of the nipples: some contemplate the cutting of the galactophorus ducts while others maintain their integrity.

The correction of introflexed nipples is done with a small incision along the lower edge of the areola, in a not very visible area. The structure of the nipple is freed and can thus resume its natural protrusion. This operation is usually carried out in a day-hospital session under local or general anaesthesia according to the patient’s will.

During the post-operational period, a small local medication is applied and the patient can wear her brassiere right away. Stitches are removed after 7-10 days.