Causes of inverted nipples
Many factors can cause inverted nipples:
- Genetic predisposition
- Breast cancer
- Scarring or loss of fat from an injury
- Various other diseases and illnesses
Inverted nipples, although not medically dangerous, can be a constant source of embarrassment for both men and women. If you are one of the millions of people with this condition, Dr. Khalifeh offers a custom correction surgery to repair inverted nipples and restore your confidence.
When your nipple points inward, it is “inverted.” There are gradient levels of severity of inversion:
Inverted nipple correction is a surgical procedure to pull a nipple outward and restore a natural, healthy look. Inverted nipple correction is performed under local anesthesia and is a rapid procedure that can be completed in an hour or less.
The steps in the procedure are as follows:
Once the surgery is completed and the bolster is in place, you will return home to recover. Most patients return to work within one day, and full recovery usually takes five to seven days. The bolsters must remain in place during the healing process, covered with a loose shirt or sweater. Most patients report minimal pain, though the procedure may interfere with nipple sensation.
If you’re suffering from inverted nipples that make you feel self-conscious, you are likely a good candidate for inverted nipple correction. Candidates are:
If you’re suffering from embarrassing inverted nipples in Washington, DC, there’s no better place to go for correction surgery than DC Cosmetics. Our founder and double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Khalifeh, has over a decade of experience in this procedure. Contact us today at (301) 244-0148 to schedule a consultation.
Inverted nipple correction is a very safe procedure with a low risk of complications. That said, there is a chance you could experience bleeding, infection, or a lack of sensation in your nipples.
The cost is approximately $1,800 for both nipples.
Unfortunately, most women are unable to breastfeed after undergoing surgical inverted nipple correction, as the procedure can stretch or damage milk ducts.