Seldom discussed, yet affecting nearly 2 percent of women in America is the imperfection known as the inverted nipple. An inverted nipple is an inwardly turned nipple that does not protrude out from the areola like a typical nipple. There are three grades or degrees of severity in classifying extent of inversion.
Grade One consists of an inverted nipple that can easily be brought out into an outward appearance through stimulation or cold temperatures. Typically, gentle finger pressure around the areola will produce the erect, outward point of the nipple.
Grade Two inverted nipples include an inverted nipple that can still be pulled out manually, but with a little more work involved. This class of inverted nipple has a tendency to return to its original state and revert to its inverted position.
Grade Three in terms of inverted nipples may pose a need for nipple correction also known as nipple surgery. This degree contains nipples that are severely inverted and need cosmetic surgery. Stimulation to force the nipple outward is extremely difficult and nearly impossible to achieve. At this stage, some decide to opt for an inverted nipple surgery. In this procedure, an inverted nipple correction is achieved through an outpatient cosmetic surgical procedure. Generally completed under the use of local anaesthesia, inverted nipple surgery involves a small incision at the areola providing an entrance for releasing the tethered structure keeping the nipple in the inward position.
After the local anaesthesia is injected and small incision is made, a tissue release is performed and a suture sculpture finalizes the surgical procedure. The cost of the surgery greatly depends on the complexity and amount of tissue released, as well as the experience of the cosmetic surgeon. On average, such an inverted nipple correction runs $2,500. Another popular procedure that attracts the younger crowd is the mini facelift.
A mini facelift is a cosmetic procedure targeting a younger audience with its ability to target specific problem areas. All ages benefit from this smaller version of the traditional facelift, since it is a great tool for touching up any necessary areas after a traditional face lift procedure. If performed at the right time, a mini facelift can kick butt in terms of aging by impeding the signs of aging from becoming obviously noticeable.