Correction of Inverted Nipple
Nipple inversion affects between 10-20% of all men and women and can be a cause of self-consciousness for many of those affected. Nipple inversion may occur in various grades or forms, sometimes affecting only one nipple or the nipple may protrude under certain circumstances, but is primarily in an inverted state. Fortunately, inverted nipple correction is a relatively simple procedure that can correct undesired nipple inversion.
Nipple inversion is a part of one’s genetic makeup and most commonly occurs during puberty while the breasts are developing. Less frequently, scarring from breastfeeding, an infection of the breast ducts or previous breast surgery causes the nipples to retract into the breast.
During the procedure, a small incision is made beneath the retracted nipple which releases the tissue causing the nipple to move inward.* An inverted nipple correction can be completed in the clinic under local anesthesia or in the operating room during a breast augmentation or breast lift.
Recovery time is typically 1-2 weeks.
If you feel as though you might benefit from inverted nipple correction and would like to find out if you are a candidate, call us at 650.433.8621 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. David Boudreault at our convenient Palo Alto location.