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Inverted Nipple Correction

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Inverted nipple correction is a procedure that addresses a common cosmetic concern among individuals with inverted or retracted nipples. Dr. Kuldeep Singh offers this corrective surgery to those seeking an effective solution to enhance the appearance and functionality of their nipples.

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Projection & Appearance

Inverted nipple correction resolves a common anatomical concern that affects some individuals. Inverted nipples occur when the nipple retracts inward instead of protruding outward. This can be present from birth or develop later in life due to factors like breastfeeding, trauma, or medical conditions. Inverted nipples can lead to self-esteem issues, discomfort, and challenges in breastfeeding, making corrective surgery an attractive option for many.

Outward Beauty

During surgery, Dr. Singh makes small incisions around the nipple to release the tissues causing the inversion. Depending on the severity of the inversion, different techniques may be used, such as the use of sutures or tissue grafts to provide structural support and create a more natural outward appearance. Inverted nipple correction is generally a safe and effective procedure, and recovery is typically quick, with minimal downtime.

Inverted Nipple Correction Treats:

  • Inwardly retracted nipples
  • Nipple inversion caused by birth or acquired conditions
  • Nipple discomfort and self-esteem issues
  • Difficulty in breastfeeding due to nipple inversion

Benefits of Inverted Nipple Correction:

  • Enhanced nipple appearance
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Reduced discomfort associated with inverted nipples
  • Potential for easier breastfeeding
  • Minimal downtime and quick recovery
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal scarring, usually concealed within the areola
  • Customized treatment to suit individual needs
  • Potential relief from physical and emotional distress caused by inverted nipples
  • Increased clothing options and freedom to go braless if desired

Your Inverted Nipple Correction Experience


During your inverted nipple correction consultation, you’ll meet a skilled surgeon who will assess your unique case. The surgeon will discuss your concerns, medical history, and aesthetic goals. A physical examination will be performed to determine the severity of nipple inversion. Based on the evaluation, the surgeon will outline a personalized treatment plan and explain the procedure, expected outcomes, and potential risks.


Inverted nipple correction is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation. The surgeon will begin by making small incisions around the areola. For milder cases, a less invasive approach may involve releasing the tethering tissues responsible for the inversion. In more severe cases, a small tissue graft from the areola may be used to provide support. Finally, the surgeon will close the incisions with dissolvable sutures. The entire procedure takes around one hour.


You may experience mild swelling, bruising, and temporary discomfort around the treated area for a few days. During recovery, you must keep the incision sites clean and dry, wear a supportive bra, and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks. While individual healing times may vary, most patients can resume regular daily activities within a day or two. The full results may take a few weeks or months to become evident as swelling subsides and the tissues settle.

Inverted Nipple Correction FAQs

Am I a suitable candidate for inverted nipple correction?

Inverted nipple correction is suitable for individuals who are bothered by the appearance of their inverted nipples, experience discomfort, or face challenges with breastfeeding due to nipple inversion. During a consultation, your surgeon will assess your unique case and discuss your goals to determine if the procedure is right for you.

Is inverted nipple correction a safe procedure?

Inverted nipple correction is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. Like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks, including infection, scarring, and changes in nipple sensation. However, these risks are relatively low, and your surgeon will take precautions to minimize them.

Will I have noticeable scars after inverted nipple correction?

The incisions made during inverted nipple correction are typically small and discreetly placed around the areola. While scarring is a possibility, the scars are usually minimal and tend to blend into the natural contours of the areola, making them less noticeable over time.

Is there a risk of losing nipple sensation after the procedure?

Although there is a slight risk of changes in nipple sensation, it is generally rare. Most patients retain normal nipple sensations after inverted nipple correction. Your surgeon will take precautions to minimize any potential nerve damage during the procedure.

Can I breastfeed after inverted nipple correction?

Inverted nipple correction can usually improve the ability to breastfeed by releasing the tissues causing the inversion. However, it’s important to discuss your desire to breastfeed with your surgeon during the consultation to ensure the procedure is tailored to your specific goals.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Dr. Kuldeep Singh is a highly-trained plastic surgeon with six years of plastic surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He specializes in providing customized treatments that yield natural-looking results. If you’re considering inverted nipple correction or have any cosmetic concerns, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh. His expertise and commitment to personalized care can help you achieve the results you desire.

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