What is an Inverted Nipple?
An inverted nipple is a nipple which points inward (inverted), not outward (everted). Even in the erect state, the nipple often does not evert. Even though this is a common condition, it can be the source of embarrassment for both men and women.
Longstanding inversion of the nipple is considered a normal variant of the developing breast(s). However, short-term inversion of the nipple may be a sign of something else and should be examined by a qualified physician; imaging studies may also be indicated.
Will Correction of Inverted Nipple Decrease or Increase My Ability to Breastfeed?
While breastfeeding is often very difficult for women with inverted nipple, the correction of this condition will likely decrease your ability to breastfeed. This is due to the duct anatomy which is contained within the nipple. Therefore, it is recommended that you complete your plans to breastfeed before correction.
What is Involved in the Correction of Inverted Nipple?
If Dr. Williams determines that you are good candidate for the procedure, he will discuss the correction with you and help determine the type of anesthesia that is best for you. The procedure is often performed in the office under local anesthesia, meaning that you go home after the procedure. Typically, 1 to 2 follow-up appointments are necessary to check progress and healing.
For more information on Inverted Nipple Correction, or to schedule a consultation, call Peak Rejuvenation at (970) 259-5990 or Request a Consultation.