Eric P. Bachelor, M.D., FACS
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If the areola of one breast is inverted, can it be changed when getting implants?
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.
I am 19 years old. I barely fill an A cup. I was reading somewhere that if there is little or no breast tissue, the breasts will have the appearance of "round balls" when you have breast enlargement surgery done. Is this true? If so, would it be possible for the Brava system to help me and exactly what does this do?
When considering augmentation of the breasts, it is vital that the breast implant chosen is the appropriate size for the anatomy of the breast and the chest wall. The preoperative planning of the augmentation is therefore critical. If an implant is chosen that is the proper size for the individual, there should be no reason to have a "round ball” appearance.
I have previously used the Brava device in many patients and do not feel that it provides either adequate or predictable results and would not recommend its use. The system uses a vacuum cup device that is worn 8-12 hours each day by the patient to create expansion of the breast tissues over a period of approximately 3 months. Unfortunately the results are frequently much less than the patient desires, and many of these patients ultimately proceed to have a surgical augmentation of their breasts. Breast augmentation is a safe surgical procedure that can provide excellent results when performed by a skilled, well trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.