Due to the absence of erection even when stimulated (hand, cold, etc.), inverted nipples are a pathology preventing normal breastfeeding. The surgery aiming at correcting this defect is covered by health insurance.
Before the procedure
Two mandatory consultations will take place. If the nipple was modified recently (recent inversion, unilateral), a radiological check-up with mammography and ultrasound will be performed in order to detect a possible underlying lesion.
The surgery is done in the day care department. The anesthesia is local and may be combined with a neuroleptanalgesy for greater comfort. The scar is very discreet, practically invisible, across the areola.
After the procedure
The stitches are dissolvable and disappear about 3 weeks after the surgery. A waterproof bandage is put on after the surgery and it will be removed after 3 days. After removal of the bandage, Vaseline should be applied every day. There is always the possibility of a recurrence of the inversion. If so, the inversion generally appears within 2 months following the procedure and a new surgery may be considered.
The operation is painless and usual activities can be resumed the day after surgery. The first shower is permitted the day after the surgery but baths should be avoided during the first month. The scars need to be protected from the sun during first year following the surgery!