What is Inverted Nipple Repair or Correction?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and Nearby Colorado

Posted: April 27, 2018

Having inverted nipples is not uncommon for women. Some estimates say up to 10 percent of women experience this condition, in which the tips of the nipples are pulled downward, preventing them from protruding. Some men develop inverted nipples as well.

If you are interested in corrective surgery, our experienced plastic surgeons in Denver can help you consider your options. A procedure performed at our state-of-the-art plastic surgery office can permanently restore nipples that protrude normally. To learn more, please call Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery at 303-320-5566.

Surgery to Restore Your Positive Feelings About Your Body

During the procedure, our plastic surgeons release and spread the constrictive tissues pulling your nipple(s) downward. Unlike techniques in the past, this modern technique spares many of the milk ducts. It is still possible to breastfeed after this procedure, and our surgeons will discuss the risk of not being able to do so during your consultation. The procedure is completed through a small incision across the nipple.

One of the advantages of choosing our plastic surgeons is that the procedure is performed in-office. You won't have to travel to a hospital or surgery clinic. And our practice is designed for your safety, comfort, convenience and privacy.

What are the Causes?

You may have been born with a small nipple base or with milk ducts that didn't grow quite normally. These situations can cause tension of the breast tissues, which may hold the nipple down. This may become apparent during puberty, as the breasts grow and the nipple becomes buried.

Nipple inversion can also be caused by tissue fibrosis or injury to the breasts. Our experienced plastic surgeons will review your health history and talk to you about what changes you would like to see. If you have inverted nipples, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

What are the Results Like?

Results are most often permanent. There is a slight risk of nipples returning to inversion, but this is uncommon with today's modern technique. Women tend to be really happy with the results. Although inverted nipples don't normally cause any pain or pose any health hazards, many women feel more confident once the condition is corrected. Inversion is an atypical appearance, and normalizing the appearance of the breasts can remove feelings of self-consciousness. Many women with inverted nipples report feeling sexually inhibited or less sexually satisfied because of their nipples, and the corrective surgery may be the right way to reverse those feelings, renewing a positive body image.

Find Out If You Are a Candidate

The only way to know if inverted nipple surgery at our Denver practice is right for you is to visit our board-certified plastic surgeons for a consultation. To arrange your consult, please call Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery at 303-320-5566. You can also complete the contact form on this page. We look forward to meeting you!