Inverted Nipples

Inverted nipples are nipples that instead of pointing outward are retracted into the breast tissue. Both men and women can experience the condition of inverted nipples.  People who experience this problem will have flat nipples; this can cause emotional distress in both sexes and for women can sometimes cause problems in breast feeding.   Many people experiencing this are interested in how to correct flat nipples and inverted nipple surgery is one way to correct this problem.   A number of plastic surgeons are experts in inverted nipple surgery and are able to perform this procedure with excellent outcomes and minimal risk to the patient. 

Flat Nipple Procedures          

There are two basic procedures plastic surgeons use to correct inverted, or flat, nipples.  The first procedure aims to preserve the milk ducts in the breasts and the second procedure does not preserve the milk ducts.  While the two procedures are similar in that both require an incision near the nipple, the second procedure detaches the milk ducts.

Cost of Inverted Nipple Surgery

Inverted nipple surgery on average costs $2500.  Inverted nipple surgery is generally done in a surgical center and the patient will return home the same day.  Patients who are good candidates for this type of surgery should be over eighteen years old and not be pregnant or breastfeeding,

Risks of Inverted Nipple Surgery

While generally a safe and quick procedure, patients who undergo inverted nipple surgery are not without risks.  Some of the more common risks of this procedure are as follows:

  • Pain in the nipple area
  • Swelling in the nipple area
  • Infection
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of ability to breast feed

Consult a Professional

Many professionals are available and waiting to talk with patients about the benefits of inverted nipple surgery.  This relatively simple procedure can improve patients self confidence and overall lifestyle.  Contact a professional plastic surgeon for additional information about inverted nipple correction.


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