11.7 Breast nipple surgery:

2% women have inverted nipple or shy nipple. 'Densely inverted nipple' prevents breast feeding. If natural secretions are trapped in such nipples, irritations and infection develops. Shy nipple is a nipple which can be drawn out by sexual stimulation or breast feeding.

Inverted nipple:

Inverted nipple causes breast feeding problem. It reduces self esteem. Inverted nipple may appear flat or slit like depression or patient resumes usual activities within 5 days.

Nipple reduction:

Every year, many women reshape their ugly nipple or over sized nipples. Some women' nipples are hanging down or folded. These can be corrected. This is minor surgery done under local anaesthesia. No admission is required.

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