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The treatment of inverted nipples is a relatively minor procedure that typically involves a tiny, inconspicuous incision made at the base of the nipple. Through this incision, the shortened milk ducts and ligaments responsible for the nipple retraction are released, leading to a more desirable, normal-looking nipple with definitive projection.

Due to the fact that milk ducts are divided during treatment, there is a possibility that some women may not be able to breast feed after their procedure. Of course, many women with untreated inverted nipples either can’t breast feed their baby or can only do so inadequately. Conversely, many women who have undergone treatment are able to successfully breast feed. Furthermore, the majority of women who have undergone treatment do retain most if not all of the sensation in their nipples.

If you are considering treatment of your inverted nipples and are interested in breast feeding in the future, you should discuss this with a reputable board certified plastic surgeon. Provided with appropriate information, you can then make an informed decision as to whether you either want to proceed with surgical treatment or wait until you are finished having children and have completed nursing.

For answers to more frequently asked questions about inverted nipples and their treatment, read the blog: Inverted Nipples FAQ.

Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub

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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.

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