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If the areola of one breast is inverted, can it be changed when getting implants?

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If the areola of one breast is inverted, can it be changed when getting implants?

A:

Nipple inversion is a condition caused by milk ducts that are too short between the breast tissue and the end of the nipple it self. This condition is not uncommon and can be corrected surgically. This surgical procedure may be carried out at the same time as a breast augmentation. Correction of the inverted nipple may interfere with the ability to nurse in the future and may result in partial numbness of the nipple itself.

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Depression of the areola may certainly be improved with breast augmentation.  However if you have a true inverted nipple then a surgical procedure on the nipple will be required in addition to implants to correct the nipple inversion.  This will involve additional scarring and is not always successful.

My personal approach would be to do the breast augmentation first to see the effect on the areola and nipple and to delay any procedure to evert the nipple until a second procedure.

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