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Inverted Nipple Correction

Through inverted nipple correction, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Boynton can help women achieve a more natural nipple shape and appearance. During the surgery, he will recontour the nipple to improve the outward projection from the breast. Women who are affected by nipples that either lie flat or are inverted are often troubled by self-consciousness caused by the aesthetic appearance of their nipples. Dr. Boynton performs a wide range of breast procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and inverted nipple correction. He can help you achieve results that allow you to feel more confident and comfortable with the shape of your nipple.

Inverted Nipple Correction

Post operative results are shown at 2 months.

Common Questions

  • How long does inverted nipple correction procedure take?

    Inverted nipple repair is generally an hour-long, outpatient procedure.

  • What is the recovery process from the procedure?

    Patients may experience some discomfort or swelling surrounding the nipples, but there is typically very little recovery time associated with the procedure. Any pain or irritation can be treated with medication. Stitches are typically removed four days after the procedure, and patients can often resume their normal daily activities about a day after treatment.

  • Will I be able to breastfeed following inverted nipple surgery?

    Breastfeeding may or may not be affected by inverted nipple surgery. The procedure typically involves division of some of the milk ducts in order to release the fibrous bands that are “tethering” the nipple in an inverted position. Dr. Boynton has never had anyone have a problem. Sensitivity and breastfeeding may both be affected, but his technique involves a smaller incision than other techniques and thereby “preserves” more of the nerves and ducts going into the nipple. During the initial consultation, Dr. Boynton will explain all aspects of the procedure, including all of the risks and benefits, to help you determine the best option for your needs.

  • What does the procedure entail?

    Inverted nipple repair procedures typically involve the use of a local anesthetic and a sedative prior to the procedure. Once Dr. Boynton has determined what exactly is causing the inversion, he will utilize advanced techniques to allow a forward projection for the nipples and reshape them for the desired aesthetic result.

  • What are the results?

    The procedure should result in a more contoured, outward-projecting appearance to the nipples.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Boynton can answer all questions and address any concerns during the initial consultation for inverted nipple correction. Along with discussing the details of the procedure, he can show examples of past procedures and how patients were able to restore nipples that were inverted or flat on the breast.

For more information on inverted nipple correction, or to schedule a consultation for the procedure, contact us today.