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I want my pre-pregnancy nipples back…

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, 8:21 am

So you’ve lost the baby weight, rediscovered your waistline, and are breathing a sigh of relief that your breasts don’t sag as you’d feared they might. Yet there’s one – or indeed two – things letting it all down: your nipples. Where once they were of a modest size and uniform shape, the areolas are large and asymmetrical, and the stretched nipples point resolutely to the floor. Every time you look at them they seem to shout that sensuality has been side lined and nipples are purely for nursing. When women, self-conscious about their post-baby breasts, present at Essex surgeon Mr Maisam Fazel’s mummy makeover clinic, he tells them that doesn’t have to be the case, that even mothers are entitled to breasts that make them feel confident and feminine.

What does a nipple correction involve?

The procedure to correct drooping nipples and reduce the size of the areola (the darker pigmented skin) is a relatively straightforward one and can often be performed using local rather than general anaesthesia. During your consultation, Essex-based Mr Maisam Fazel will take your full medical history before conducting a physical examination. He will then ask you to be specific about what you don’t like about your nipples and/or the areolas and what you would like to be different. He will talk you through the procedure, the technique most appropriate to your case, and explain both the limitations of surgery and the risks involved.

What are the potential risks?

Nipple correction is a low risk procedure but you should be aware of the possibility, small though it is, of infection, scarring, asymmetry and a loss of sensation. It is important to be in the hands of a highly qualified surgeon; with their training and experience, a skilled surgeon will minimise these risks – and will be able to act swiftly should complications arise.

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