Many patients desire cosmetic changes to their breasts, and one of the most common (believe it or not) is correcting an inverted nipple. An inverted nipple is a nipple that protrudes inward, instead of outward. It can look flat or like a sunken hole where the nipple would normally be located.
Some people are interested in simply changing the appearance of the nipple, but in addition to emotional concerns, it can also cause functional problems and make breastfeeding difficult.
Inverted nipple repair is a procedure that can reshape the nipple and areola so that the nipple projects out from the breast. This changes the appearance of the breast and still preserves the sensitivity of the nipple. Certain procedures also make sure the milk ducts are still working so that women can still breastfeed afterwards.
The first step in correcting an inverted nipple is to have an examination and evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Ali can work with you to develop the best possible plan for your particular needs. In most cases, nipple correction requires minimal recovery time.
If you’re concerned about an inverted nipple or would like more information about our nipple correction procedures, contact us today!