Mamilliplasty / areola surgery for the harmony between the breasts and the nipples / areolae
For gorgeous breasts, beautiful nipples and areola are as important as breast size and elasticity. The harmony between the breasts and the nipples/areolae make truly beautiful breasts.
Therefore, inverted nipples and large and sagging nipples should be corrected through inverted nipple correction and nipple reduction, respectively. Dark nipples and areola can be brightened through a whitening procedure. In addition, excessively large areola can be corrected through areola reduction.
An inverted nipple is a condition where the nipple, instead of pointing outward, is flat or retracted into the breast. 3% of the Korean women experience this phenomenon by hereditary factors.
A nipple is inverted when there are not enough tissues supporting the lower part of the nipple and short lactiferous ducts and their neighboring fiber tissues prevent the nipple from being protruded.
As inverted nipples ruin the beauty of breasts and continue secretion, it easily causes inflammation, disturbs breastfeeding, and does not function as an erogenous zone. Inverted nipples should be corrected since frequent inflammation and a difficulty in breastfeeding may increase breast cancer rates.
Surgical procedures vary depend on the degree of inversion: minor inversion, repetitive inversion, and constant conversion.
In addition, inverted nipple correction can be divided into the lactiferous duct preserving method and the lactiferous duct non-preserving method.
Generally, the diameter of a nipple is about 1cm and the height is about 7mm. However, an excessively large or long nipple is not harmonized with the breasts. This is called nipple hypertrophy. Although it does not affect the functions of a nipple, many patients want to correct it for aesthetic purposes.
Nipple hypertrophy is mostly acquired such as the enlargement of nipples after breastfeeding, but some patients have large nipples congenitally. During the surgery, the incision of the excessive nipple tissue is followed by a suture, and there is almost no scarring or side effects. Thus, patients can return to normal life right after an operation.
Management system after breast surgery
After breast surgery, JW provides a systematic and specialized scar treatment program and post-operative management program for optimized results.