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Having an inverted nipple of one or both breasts is not a rare occurrence. However, what is extremely common in women who have this anatomic variant is that it is a bothersome issue.

Annoying.

Irritating.

No, not of the physical type such as pain or rashes.

What an inverted nipple can do is have a quite significant adverse impact on a woman’s self-esteem, confidence, sense of femininity and feelings of sexual attractiveness. This can even lead to social and sexual withdrawal as well as depression.

These negative feelings and untoward consequences as a result of having inverted nipples are not just present in women in their teens, twenties and thirties. I have seen it still bothering women in their forties and fifties, even after having had their families.

Fortunately, the treatment of an inverted nipple is relatively simple, straightforward and generally associated with little discomfort and no real down time. The surgery is performed in my office using only local anesthesia. Those patients of mine that work or attend school can return either the same day or the next day.

The photos below illustrate the results from the surgical treatment of an inverted nipple on a forty year old patient of mine. She was truly bothered by it for years and years and then finally decided to pursue a plastic surgery solution. Using just local anesthesia, the procedure was pain free for her and associated with virtually no discomfort afterwards.

Inverted left nipple - before surgery

Inverted left nipple – before surgery

After treatment of inverted nipple

After treatment of inverted nipple

Inverted left nipple - side view

Inverted left nipple – before surgery

After surgical release of inverted nipple

After treatment of inverted nipple

Quite predictably, she is very happy with the outcome and does feel better mentally/emotionally.

If you would like more information on the treatment of inverted nipples or for any other cosmetic procedure that I perform, please feel free to call my office at 480-451-3000.

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

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