Can I undergo surgery for broken, inverted and painful nipples?
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Treatment for inverted nipples
I prefer a microincision technique done under local anesthesia in the office- the tethering ducts are divided with a small instrument through tiny incisions until it is completely released. The key is to hold the nipple out while it is healing -I use a small nipple holder that we place in the office and remove after a week that uses a stitch to hold the nipple out. After the holder is removed then I have patients wear special pads to protect the nipple for another 5-6 weeks.
This takes about 45 minutes in the office under local anesthesia-so you don't have to suffer. Good luck!
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