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Inverted nipples are a developmental abnormality which appears at around the time of puberty. Their incidence in women is estimated to be somewhere in the range of 3.5% to 10%. Of those affected, it can be safely said that nearly 100% are quite bothered with this anatomic issue, often experiencing anxiety and depression. It adversely affects one’s confidence, self-esteem, relationships and even sex life.

Oh, and by the way, did you know that men can also have inverted nipples?

That’s right!

It’s much rarer and generally doesn’t have anywhere near the negative impact as it does in women. However, some men just don’t like having them and want to have them corrected to so that they look normal.

Fortunately, this can be successfully and predictably done. This is exemplified by the following patient of mine who felt very self-conscious about his inverted nipples. It bothered him to the point that he would not go swimming in public and avoided taking his shirt off in front of others (photos A, C, E and G). After consulting with me about the procedure, he elected to undergo the procedure.

A) Inverted nipples in a man

B) After treatment for inverted nipples

C) Inverted nipples in man

D) After treatment of inverted nipples

E) Inverted nipples in a man

F) After treatment of inverted nipples

G) Close-up of inverted left nipple in man

H) Close up of inverted left nipple after treatment

Surgery was performed in the office under local anesthesia using a technique similar to that used in women. He has absolutely no pain after surgery and healed without any issues. He was extremely happy and thankful for the results which gave him normal looking nipples (photos B, D, F and H).

If you are considering treatment of your inverted nipples or are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, please call my office to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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

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