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Correction Of Inverted Nipple

An inverted nipple correction is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at releasing an inverted nipple to achieve normal projection and to improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the nipple and breast.
An inverted nipple could be congenital or a reconstruction surgery. Nipple inversion correction is dependent on the grade of inversion; it is an outpatient procedure and in most cases takes only 10- 20 minutes. The patient can return to normal activities within a week.


Correction of inverted nipples depends upon the degree of retraction.

  • An inverted nipple correction surgery is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
  • An incision is made at the base of the nipple and then based on the grade of inversion releases the tissue. The incision is sutured and a small dressing is placed on the nipple.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most people with nipple inversion are born with it.The ducts with the breast are shorter than usual and pull the nipple inwards.
Patient may go home the same day of the surgery.
You can get back to your work within a week after surgery.
Yes, there might be visible scars which will fade with time.
You surgeon will be able to give you an estimate after examining your general health, and the grade of inversion.
The actual procedure lasts about 10- 20 minutes.
As with any surgery risks of nipple inversion correction surgery include re-inversion, infection, tissue injury and bleeding. In rare cases there might be permanent pigment changes or slightly mismatched nipples.

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