Nipple Surgery in Newport Beach, California (CA)

The appearance of your nipples can affect how you feel about your breasts, and conditions such as inverted nipple can cause problems with breastfeeding or infection. Nipple surgery can correct issues with your nipple size, shape, and protrusion for healthier and more attractive breasts.

How nipple surgery is performed

Nipple surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under local or general anesthesia. Your surgeon can reduce the size of your nipples by making incisions at the base and removing excess skin. The base of the nipple is then stitched back into the center of the areola, which is the circular area of darker skin around your nipple.

There are multiple surgical options to correct inverted nipples so they project normally. Your surgeon can make incisions at the base of your nipples and stretch or sever the interior tissue that is pulling your nipples inward. If your milk ducts are causing your inverted nipples then correcting the condition may affect your ability to breastfeed. For severe cases, your nipple can be supported with a prosthetic device placed inside it to prop it up.

Recovery after surgery

Most women can return to work after three days, and you’ll have to avoid strenuous activity for two to three weeks while you heal. Pain, swelling, and discomfort will diminish after a few days. Some women may have decreased sensation after nipple surgery and your ability to breastfeed may also be affected.

Costs

The cost of nipple surgery vary on a case by case basis. Factors that affect costs include surgery fees, anesthesia fees, your location, and your health insurance coverage. Your surgeon can explain the costs related to your specific procedure.  


About Joseph Cruise, MD

 Dr. Cruise is a fully trained, Board Certified, Plastic Surgeon who has performed plastic surgery for over 15 years. He has dedicated his life to the art of cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is his passion and this becomes obvious when you consult with him. He fully understands the needs of his patients because he understands how powerful quality plastic surgery can be in enhancing one's life.

Born Feb 3, 1965, Dr. Cruise grew up in the midwest city of St. Clair Shores, MI. From the time he graduated Valedictorian from Lakeview High School, he set his mind to becoming a Plastic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University in Michigan and then graduated in the upper class of his medical school also at Wayne State University. He then began his extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, Microvascular Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery.Cosmetic surgery is his primary focus but he also has dedicated considerable time as a burn surgeon at the Grossman Burn Center at Western Medical Hospital reconstructing disfigured burn victims. Restoring human form to faces devastated by burns has given him experience that could not be obtained elsewhere as well as an appreciation for all the subtleties that make a human face and body what they are.

Within his practice, Dr. Cruise oversees a highly trained team of professionals that are dedicated to making your plastic surgery experience enjoyable." Every patient of mine is an autograph of my work. It is imperative to me to make sure this signature represents the very best that plastic surgery has to offer. "
Dr. Cruise utilizes the very latest in plastic surgery techniques and equipment. Depending on the procedure, computer imaging is often used to help show the patients what they can expect as a result of their surgery.The use of computer imaging is very helpful to demonstrate what is and what is not possible. This is especially true in rhinoplasty. The most important thing is, to be honest. This may mean telling a patient that what they want is simply not possible. Patient trust is paramount.

Featured Specialist for Nipple Surgery in Newport Beach, CA

Joseph Cruise, MD

Call Now: (949) 644-4808
2081 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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