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Nipple Enlargement Surgery

Are You a Good Candidate for Nipple Enlargement Surgery?

For years a nipple enlargement technique was normally considered to be a form of reconstructive surgery. It was called a corrective nipple surgery or deformed nipple surgery. It was mainly used to enhance the appearance of breasts that were altered or damaged by the removal of cysts or tumors due to cancer. It is only in recent years that it has been requested as a cosmetic procedure.

Healthy women who feel that aesthetically their nipples look too small usually request nipple enlargement surgery. It is mainly requested by actresses and individuals who work in the porn industry where nipple size might mean the difference between getting a job or not. Today, inverted nipple correction/reconstruction is a popular plastic surgery in showbiz.

When used as a cosmetic treatment for healthy women, breast nipple enlargement surgery is a very simple operation that involves grafting tissue, fat and cartilage from one part of the body to the nipple area.

The bad news is that not all types of nipples are suitable for enlargement. Some nipples have anatomical anomalies that make them difficult to reconstruct. Also, this type of reconstructive surgery can prevent you from breast-feeding in the future. The good news is that this procedure can be done so that scarring rarely, if ever, occurs. Besides, new, sophisticated nipple enhancement techniques ensure great nipple enhancement results.

If you were born with inverted nipples, nipple enlargement might well be a part of a surgeon’s plan to attempt to correct it. Inverted nipples are usually a congenital condition that causes the nipple to be continually hidden inside the breast. It can also be caused by breast surgery, scarring from breast-feeding or an infection in the milk ducts. Often it causes continual discomfort in the form of skin irritation and rashes.

Nipple Enlargement Surgery - Procedure

Nipple enlargements are also usually part of the reconstructive breast surgery after cancer. Women who have had a mastectomy usually opt for a nipple enlargement to restore a sense of bodily image. They feel better wearing clothes and avoid embarrassment in public dressing areas. Counselors sometimes recommend it for breast cancer survivors who are constantly reminded of their illness by a missing nipple or badly scarred areola. This type of nipple areola correction/reconstruction is often done in tandem with a breast lift or breast implants.

The most common type of nipple enlargement is done in combination with what is called a TRAM breast replacement surgery. TRAM is an acronym for TRAM transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous. It is often simply referred to as the “flap technique” as the doctor makes an incision where the crease of the breast would be and then inserts implants beneath the skin. Once the implants have been sutured into the body the nipple may be enlarged or recreated from skin taken from the abdomen or buttocks.

There are several different cosmetic procedures that are used to accomplish nipple enlargement. The surgical technique includes tightening the neck or base of the nipple and removing part of the areola to make the nipple look proportionately larger. Many plastic surgeons will opt to add tissue from the abdomen, buttocks or back of the ear to the base of the nipple to give it more support.

Sometimes inverted or small nipples are corrected simply by the removal of the breast’s milk ducts. This causes the nipples to protrude outwards. However whenever a plastic surgeon cuts through the breast ducts keep in mind that this will prohibit all breast-feeding in the future.

Nipple Enlargement Surgery – Risks

If you are a healthy woman then nipple enlargement poses very little risk to your health as it is done under local anesthetic and on an outpatient basis. However, if you are a cancer patient you may want to consider the following factors and how they may affect the process of healing.

If you have a relapse, the cosmetic results of your nipple enlargement may be affected by radiation and chemotherapy. There is a greater risk of skin necrosis in patients who have had radiation treatments.

If your immune system is compromised at all by your treatment, you may not be a good candidate for any surgery as you may bleed more and take longer to heal than somebody without cancer.

There are more than twenty different surgical methods that a plastic surgeon can use to perform nipple enlargement surgery. The suitable method largely depends on your medical history as well as the particular anatomy of your nipples and breast. It also helps to be patient when it comes to nipple enlargement surgery as it can take many visits to the doctor to sculpt your new nipples into their desired size and shape.