Are you considering plastic surgery? You will find a clear explanation of the most common plastic surgeries on these pages, including the advantages, disadvantages and risks involved.
Book an appointment with our plastic surgeon to discuss your needs in greater detail. He will explain the limitations and complications of the procedures in all honesty. This will give you a very realistic view on the chosen treatment, which will in turn avoid disappointment in the future. If needed, you can always combine this with a visit to our dermatologist for additional advice.
Mediclinic prides itself on its vast experience in the treatment of esthetic skin conditions. After consultation with our dermatogist, you will be advised on the safest and most efficient treatment. All treatments are supervised by our dermatologist. Mediclinic has an arsenal of lasers, devices and technologies to ensure you get the best results.
You will find a short description of the most common esthetic skin conditions on this website, including the different treatment options available:
Oversized nipples can easily be reduced, although some of the milk ducts are then lost. It is imperative to inform the surgeon during the initial consultation if you wish to breastfeed after surgery. In this case, he will opt for another procedure which does not reduce the nipple as much thus preserving the milk ducts.
There are different forms of inverted nipples. Some nipples are malformed, a phenomenon noticeable at puberty. This form is the most difficult to treat since it is necessary to cut the milk ducts. The milk ducts are too short and pull the nipples inwards. Breastfeeding is no longer possible after this intervention. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetisia and often leaves a scab for a few weeks.
A normal nipple can sometimes invaginate. This can easily be solved by means of a small ring placed under the skin preventing repetition, a procedure which is performed under local anaesthesia, leaving no scar.
The success rate of nipple correction is not 100%. Some invaginate again after the operation in which case it is necessary for a nipple implant to be made by making a small incision on the edge of the areola. This operation is only performed as a last resort since it also increases the risk of infection and rejection.
It is simple to reduce the size of areola, leaving only a small scar. An areola has an average diameter of 4.5 cm. This procedure also takes place under local anaesthesia, leaving the mammary gland and the milk ducts intact.