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Correcting The Inverted Nipple

Nipples play an important role in the aesthetic beauty of the breast and a functional role in breast-feeding children. Inverted nipples are seen in approximately 2% of the general population, and the cause is usually the development of fibrous bands behind the nipples that occurs during uterine development. While some women who have inverted nipples experience no problems with breast-feeding, others do have difficulty and cannot breast-feed. Surgical correction is an option for aesthetic considerations. Plastic surgery can be performed on the nipple(s) to evert them, and many surgeries involve small incisions near the areola or base of the nipple. However, there is some risk that the patient may experience a decreased amount of feeling and sensation in the nipples post-operatively. There is also a risk that the patient may be unable to breast-feed even after surgery. While there are commercial suction devices available, this is neither a guarantee nor a permanent solution to having inverted nipples. Patients who are bothered by this condition should consult a board certified plastic surgeon such as Michael Eisemann, M.D.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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