Patients who are having inverted nipple surgery in order to breastfeed can have a procedure designed to partially preserve the milk ducts. This repair with partial preservation of milk ducts usually involves a local anesthetic and a sedative before surgery. An incision is typically placed around the areola (the dark-skinned area surrounding the nipple), followed by the nipple and areola tissue being lifted from the breast and stitched into a new shape. The lifted nipple and tissue is not disconnected from the breast with this technique.
Inverted nipple surgery with milk duct detachment is typically reserved for patients who are not planning to breastfeed. The procedure can be performed using a local anesthetic in combination with a sedative. Dr. Zuckerman will make an incision at the base of the nipple, detach the milk ducts, and reshape the nipple for the desired results.
Both techniques generally take only about an hour to complete on an outpatient basis. Inverted nipple surgery can be performed in an office setting or in Dr. Zuckerman’s state-of-the-art operating room, which is also inside his office in midtown Manhattan. Accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), this distinction signifies the highest standard of care for an operating environment.
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