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Having inverted nipples is very common. Unfortunately, it is also often quite embarrassing resulting in loss of confidence, feelings of femininity and sexual attractiveness that often leads to avoidance of close relationships and sex (The Psychological Impact of Having Inverted Nipples Can Be Quite Significant but the Plastic Surgical Solution is Simple and Easy).

As mentioned recently in The Postoperative Course Following Treatment for Inverted Nipples, the surgical treatment of inverted nipples is “relatively simple, predictable and successful – particularly when performed by an experienced Plastic Surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery”. Most patients have little or no discomfort following the treatment which is performed in the office under local anesthesia.

A question women frequently have though not necessarily asked in this way is: “When are the results “presentable” and without signs that I have had surgery on my nipples?”

Following surgery where the nipples immediately are projecting and can see the light of day, my patients have a protective operative dressing in place along with associated sutures for around two weeks. They are then protected from external compressive forces, which could possibly jeopardize the outcome, for around another six weeks. By eight weeks, there are no restrictions whatsoever.

They are free to live as they want!

What do they look like at this point in time?

In general, there can be a small amount of swelling which is not obvious. The incisions are essentially (and amazingly) inconspicuous. This is true in many women even at six weeks as evidenced in the photos of a recent patient of mine (photos A – F).

A) Inverted right nipple

B) Six weeks postop

C) Inverted left nipple

D) Six weeks postop

E) Inverted left nipple

F) Six weeks postop

So if you have inverted nipples but have been very hesitant or anxious about having the corrective surgery – you may want to think again. The whole process may be much easier than you have been thinking AND the results can be quite outstanding – and discrete!

For more information on inverted nipples or to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation, please contact my office at (480) 451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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