Several years ago, I had breast implant surgery. Nipples are being pulled inward from scar tissue. Can anything be done to correct this?
Nipples Pulling Inward After Breast Implant Surgery
Doctor Answers (5)
Schedule a breast check up.
You may need a revision to relieve the tightness and pulling. Schedule an appointment to talk about options with your PS.
Scar tissue of breasts
If you are developing a capsular contracture that is causing a displacement of the implant and a distortion of the nipples, you may need a revision.
Nipple position can be corrected with breast augmentation surgery.
The position of your nipples can be changed with revision surgery. If the position is actively changing then you may be experiencing capsular contracture or pocket migration. This needs to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon to diagnose it and then give the proper treatment.
Position of the nipples can be corrected as long as the cause of the malpositioning is diagnosed and treated correctly.
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Nipple position after breast augmentation
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Nipples Pulling Inward
It is hard to precisely understand what you mean by "nipples pulling inward". It can either mean the nipples are pointing towards the midline ('cross eyed") as may be seen when the side pocket is made or becomes too big allowing the implant to slide sideways (and the nipple then finds its way on the inner side ) OR the nipples are pulled into the breast (nipple retraction) as may be caused by scarring of the breast ducts (a rare cause of which could even be cancer.
There are surgical solutions to all of these and the solution wound depend on the proper diagnosis. Seek out your Plastic surgeon or a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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