Nipple and areolar revision surgery may be beneficial for some patients as sometimes either because of natural differences in the nipple or areolar size, shape or with previous surgery, asymmetries may be a significant source of patient concern and anxiety. These concerns may be addressed as part of a breast lift or mastopexy surgery which serve to lift the breast and often involve incisions near or around the nipple and areolar skin. Nipple creation surgery is performed often times with patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer as a portion of their reconstruction. This surgery is performed a few months after the permanent implants are in place, and the skin on the breast is used to make anew nipple.
Nipple and areolar creation/revision surgeries are performed under general anesthesia so you will be asleep during the entire surgery. This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but sometimes patients stay overnight for observation in a fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgery center. Out-of-town patients may stay in one of our overnight recovery suites with a nurse that is available. The surgery itself generally takes 2-3 hours, and may be longer depending on whether there are any additional procedures being performed in combination with your surgery. After your surgery, you will be able to go home or stay in the overnight facility with office follow-up soon thereafter. Patients can expect some bruising and swelling for about a week or two after surgery, but most patients can usually return to work soon thereafter.
During your consultation, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. will examine you, discuss your specific aesthetic goals, provide recommendations for surgery and answer any and all questions you may have. On your day of surgery, you will need to have been fasting for at least 8 (eight) hours prior to your surgery. This includes avoiding any food or drink and generally nothing is allowed by mouth, not even water or medications.
Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. is an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (ABPS) able to fully customize your experience and surgery to help you achieve the pinnacle in your aesthetic goals. Through his use of the highest level of specialized surgical care, superb ethical and strict standards of patient privacy, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. has experience in delivering the pinnacle for plastic surgical care. He and his staff utilize the most up to date, state of the art surgical techniques, and your desired aesthetic improvement is simply a no-charge consultation away. Call today for your appointment.