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The presence of inverted nipples in women is not an uncommon occurrence and does have significant aesthetic, functional and psychological implications. There are the obvious issues such as the abnormal appearance and the difficulty or inability to breast feed. However, the effects on a woman’s psyche can be much more problematic, causing stress, feelings of deformity, inadequacy, and a negative self image that frequently has an adverse impact on intimacy.

There are varying degrees of anatomical involvement with inverted nipples. This can range from those that do project some of the time and in certain situations to those that are always retracted. One or both sides can be affected and to varying extents.

Fortunately, our board-certified plastic surgeonDr. Steven H. Turkeltaub—offers some simple and relatively painless solutions performed under local anesthesia that are quite successful and can benefit a majority of women affected. Using a small inconspicuous incision placed at the base of the nipple, the ducts and other tissues causing the retraction are released, allowing the nipple to project properly. The nipple is then supported and protected in this position for a week or more to allow healing to occur and to help maintain maximal projection. A majority of women retain most if not all of their sensation to the nipple and at least some are able to breast feed.

Inverted Nipple Before-and-After Photos*

Dr. Turkeltaub is a very experienced plastic surgeon who has performed a large number of breast enhancement surgeries in over 20 years of practice. The following are examples of his expertise in this procedure.

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*Individual Results May Vary

Interested in Inverted Nipple Treatment?

If you are interested in inverted nipple treatment, please contact Dr. Turkeltaub to schedule a convenient consultation. With multiple locations, Dr. Turkeltaub’s practice is easily accessible. We look forward to helping you.

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

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