Inverted Nipple

Female patients who deal with inverted nipples struggle not only with the cosmetic issue, but with breastfeeding issues as well. In this case, inverted nipple correction may be the only way to normalize the appearance and function of the nipple. While varying degrees of inverted nipple are possible, each can present issues for the patient.

Frequently Asked Question

Deciding If You Are Right for Inverted Nipple Correction.
An inverted nipple is categorized by three grades of inversion. While the lesser degree of inversion may be corrected with non-surgical intervention, the two other types of inversion may necessitate surgery by Surgeon. If you struggle with inverted nipples then in the consultation, the surgeon will examine your breasts and determine the appropriate treatment for your grade of inverted nipple.

How It's Done?
In the case of a Grade I or minimally inverted nipple, correction may be performed non-surgically. This type of inversion is not strong and the nipple can be everted easily. This type of inversion may be corrected with a suction device or the use of a short-term nipple piercing, which will evert the nipple in a normalized way. In some cases, sutures may be placed around the outside of the nipple to reshape it without interfering with milk ducts. In this surgery, Surgeon must access the milk ducts and tissues, removing the fibrosis. He must also use grafts to replace soft tissue beneath the nipple. In this case, surgery will correct the issue, but the patient will not be able to breastfeed in the future and may experience some loss of nipple sensation.

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Results to Expect & Risks

Following your inverted nipple correction, you will have surgical dressings covering your nipple. In cases of more extreme inversion, the dressings may need to be in place for up to two weeks. After you have healed, you will be able to dress without the protective dome or bandages on the nipple. The appearance of the nipple should be normalized, though a change in sensation may occur. Inverted nipple correction can present risks in some cases including the loss of nipple sensation, infection, or the loss of blood supply to the nipple.