Inverted Nipple Repair

Dr. Andrea Doyle performs inverted nipple repair at her Rhode Island plastic surgery practice for men or women who are self-conscious or unhappy with the appearance of inverted or retracted nipples. This occurs when the nipple retracts into the breast rather than protruding outward, leaving an indented appearance. Dr. Doyle is able to effectively correct this condition for a natural and well-shaped outcome.

Who is inverted nipple correction for?

Anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of inverted nipples may benefit from this corrective surgery with Dr. Doyle. Inversion of one or both nipples normally occurs during puberty, but may also arise due to breastfeeding, infection, or after a previous breast surgery.

In addition to cosmetic concerns, inverted nipples can also cause difficulty with breastfeeding and may negatively impact sensation. If you still plan on breastfeeding after your surgery, please make sure to bring this up during your consultation with Dr. Doyle. There are some approaches to this surgery that can preserve the milk ducts and your ability to lactate, but Dr. Doyle may recommend waiting on surgery if she feels it is in your best interest.

The inverted nipple repair procedure

Dr. Doyle is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has years of experience performing breast enhancement procedures to achieve natural-looking outcomes. Inverted nipple repair is a minimally invasive surgery, but can be combined with other breast surgeries such as an augmentation or breast lift.

This surgery is performed to correction inversion of the nipple so it protrudes outward. To do this, Dr. Doyle will carefully release the fibrous strands beneath the skin that are pulling the nipple inward. Dissolving sutures are then used to hold the nipple in the desired position. Just a small incision hidden within the areola will be needed for this surgery.

Nipple correction recovery and results

The results of your procedure will be immediately noticeable, but you will need to wear protective devices for the first couple days after surgery to hold the nipple in place and assist with healing. Within about two weeks, the sutures used for your nipple correction will have dissolved on their own. Scarring should be minimal as the incisions used are quite small and well-hidden within the areola.

Patients who undergo inverted nipple repair with Dr. Doyle often feel more self-confident and comfortable with their appearance. The results of this surgery are often permanent and designed to appear completely natural.

Ready to schedule your consultation for inverted nipple repair?

Dr. Andrea Doyle would love to discuss your inverted nipple repair surgery options with you during a private one-on-one consultation. Contact our office online or give us a call to get started on achieving your own aesthetic goals.

Dr. Doyle is a board certified Rhode Island plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries to help change the lives of her patients in positive and empowering ways.