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Inverted Nipple Correction (Inverted Nipple Surgery)

Inverted Nipple Correction NYC

For many women, the nipples are a key component in overall breast aesthetics.  But sometimes, rather than projecting naturally outward, nipples may appear flat or drawn inward.  Inverted nipples are common and can pose cosmetic concerns for many women.  In most cases, inverted nipples are congenital (present since birth), although the condition may develop later in life as a result of other factors, such as breast injury, breast feeding, or breast disease.  If one or both of your nipples suddenly become inverted, you should see a breast specialist to rule out any underlying medical conditions.  In most cases, inverted nipples are caused by tight tissue or shortened breast ducts beneath the nipple, which tether the nipple inward.  Whether your nipples are inverted sometimes or all of the time, there is simple in-office procedure that can release nipples, allowing them to project beautifully and naturally.  Performed using local anesthetic, inverted nipple correction is fast and easy, taking less than 30 minutes for each breast.*  This simple procedure may be performed on one or both breasts to enhance the appearance of the nipples, as well as to improve symmetry between the nipples.  Dr. Levine uses a unique approach to correct nipple inversion, making two very tiny incisions to release tissue and allow the nipple to project in a natural and predictable manner.  In addition to allowing the nipples to evert, Dr. Levine’s approach also focuses on achieving symmetry between the nipples on both breasts, leading to beautiful, natural-looking, and well-balanced breasts.* 

Allow inverted or flat nipples to project naturally
Release tight tissue that draws nipples inward
Improve nipple symmetry on both breasts

Who is a good candidate for inverted nipple correction?

Women who are unhappy with the appearance of flat or inverted nipples may be good candidates for inverted nipple correction.  If your nipples become suddenly inverted, you should see a breast specialist before nipple correction surgery to rule out any underlying medical conditions.  Dr. Levine will meet with you to discuss your goals and expectations, and help you determine if inverted nipple correction would be right for you.

Procedure* Recovery* Post-Op Care*
Performed in our in-office surgical facility

Go home same day

Sutures will dissolve on their own
Surgery time less than 30 minutes per side Back to work the next day  
Only tiny incisions needed Minimal swelling and bruising
Local anesthesia    

How is inverted nipple correction performed?

Dr. Levine uses a unique, minimally invasive approach to correct inverted nipples.   By making two very tiny incisions at the base of the nipple, he can release tissue that may be tethering the nipple inward.  Once released, the nipple will project naturally.*  Absorbable sutures are used at the base of the nipple to prevent inversion.   Dr. Levine will discuss with you the details of the procedure, address your specific concerns, and answer any questions that you may have.

Can inverted nipple correction be combined with other procedures?

Yes.  Inverted nipple correction can be combined with additional breast procedures, such breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast lift in order to enhance the overall appearance of the breasts.   Some patients choose to combine inverted nipple correction with other cosmetic procedures, such as tummy tuck, facelift, and liposuction.  Dr. Levine will discuss with you what procedure or combination of procedures may best suit your specific needs. 

How can I prepare for inverted nipple correction?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Levine will examine your nipples to determine the extent of the inversion.  He will also address your medical history to determine whether there could be underlying causes for your condition.  Dr. Levine will thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations, including possible risks and the best way to prepare for your surgery.  He will let you know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure, and he will answer any questions that you may have.

Inverted Nipple Correction Before And After Inverted Nipple Surgery Before And After

* Patients individual results may vary.

What type of anesthesia will be used for inverted nipple correction?

Local anesthesia is used for inverted nipple correction. 

What can I expect during inverted nipple correction?

Inverted nipple correction is performed in our state-of-the-art, in-office operating suite, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).  The length of your procedure will depend on the extent of the correction needed, but on average, the surgery usually takes less than 30 minutes per side.*   After your procedure, you will be brought to our warm and caring recovery suite, where our staff will make sure you are comfortable and assist in your recovery.  You may return to work the next day. 

What can I expect after inverted nipple correction?

Every surgery is different, and you will receive detailed post-operative instructions for your specific needs.  In general, inverted nipple correction results in very minimal patient downtime.  Discomfort is very mild, and there is usually no significant swelling or bruising.*  At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, our concern for you doesn’t end when you go home.  We’re dedicated to providing ongoing care to ensure a fast, safe, and smooth recovery.  Dr. Levine will see you for post-operative visits, and he and our staff stand ready to answer any questions you may have about your recovery, as well as your overall health and well-being. 

How can I find out more about inverted nipple correction?

Dr. Elie Levine will be happy to meet with you to discuss inverted nipple correction. Please call our office at 212-988-1800, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City offices.