Nipples are literally a very central and, for many women, particularly important part of the breast. Changes on the nipples can be resolved by uncomplicated surgeries (such as a nipple reduction). There are congenital disorders such as inverted nipples, too large or too small areolas or nipples. In certain procedures (such as breast augmentation), the position of the nipple may need to be displaced. Here special care is needed, especially if the patient is still breast-feeding or planning a pregnancy.
Reconstruction of the nipples after cancer
In order to restore the appearance of the breast after a breast cancer operation, a reconstruction of the nipple is often necessary. The best solution should be decided individually during the consultation meeting. Nipple surgery can generally be executed easily on an outpatient basis and under local anaesthesia.
Course of a nipple treatment
Operating time: 1.5 – 3 hours
Surgery under local anaesthesia
Recommendations after surgery
6 weeks sports bra day and night
Sociable after: 5-10 days
Only as a secondary operation in combination with a primary surgery on the breast, e.g. breast lift or breast augmentation.