The depressed nipple is a condition where the nipple is positioned at the same plane as the areolar or positioned inside. The depressed nipple is not aesthetically pleasing, and functionally uncomfortable when breast feeding a baby. Because the nipple is depressed into the breast, it is hard to maintain the nipple area clean for the baby. Thus, many women also decide to undergo depressed nipple correction.
The surgical duration will vary based on the approach and implant type used, but the average is 1 to 2 hours.
Choice of anesthesia is given to the patient and the entire procedure may be done under local anesthesia (i.e., a method used by Dr. Kenneth Kim that numbs any sensation on and/or around the surgical site. This is often done through the direct injection of anesthesia at the surgery site and may be accompanied by one of the following:
Mild Oral Sedative
Helps ease tension and relax the patient during surgery.
A method used to render a patient temporarily sedated during surgery.
A method used to render a patient temporarily unconscious, paralyzed, and intubated with a breathing tube during surgery.
The recovery time for this procedure will vary based on the approach and implant type used, but the typical recovery is as follows:
- Return to normal activity in 1 day
- Suture removal in 1 week
- Reduced swelling in 3 weeks to 1 month
When surgery is performed properly, the person should experience minimal post-operative pain, discomfort, and swelling.
- A beautifully contoured, proportional, and symmetrical breasts
- A more attractive body shape
- An overall more aesthetically pleasing look