Correction of Inverted Nipples in New York City

A small procedure makes a big change in beauty and confidence.

Inverted Nipple Correction Before & Afters

These Inverted Nipple Correction before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Kolker. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome. Click on a patient for their specific case details.

“I was very uneasy speaking about what was bothering me, but upon meeting Dr. Kolker and listening to him explain his technique, he made me feel very comfortable and I had a feeling at that second that I could trust and believe in him. My inverted nipple was corrected successfully! It changed my life and the way I feel about myself.”

— M.T.

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Many women have nipples that are inverted intermittently or constantly. Although common, inverted nipples are rarely discussed, as the condition is often a source of embarrassment and self consciousness.

Inverted nipples may be inverted to the same degree in both breasts; however there is usually some mild asymmetry with one inverted nipple that is more considerable than the other. Inverted nipples are caused by tight and shortened breast duct tissue. The inverted nipples can be corrected surgically by the release of the foreshortened ducts, in most cases with minimally invasive techniques.

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The classification of your particular nipple inversion will determine the procedure that is right for your specific needs.

Occasionally, the more mild forms of nipple inversion will respond to non-surgical measures such as a course of "niplette" external suction, where a device is used at home to create a vacuum effect on the nipple, "pulling" it out over time). This is very rarely effective in Grade II and III inverted nipples, and only very occasionally in Grade I inverted nipples. Dr. Kolker will advise you on the surgical (or non-surgical) course that is most appropriate for you.

How long does it take and when can I begin exercise?

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Back to Work: 1 to 2 days
  • Return to Exercise: 3 days (light cardio), 2 weeks (more strenuous)

Ideal candidates for Inverted Nipple Correction

  • All forms of nipple inversion: Grade I - nipples come out occasionally without manipulation
  • Grade II - nipples require manipulation to evert them
  • Grade III - nipples do not come out at all
  • Symmetric Nipple Inversion, Asymmetric Nipple Inversion or Unilateral Nipple Inversion

What are the advantages of Correcting and Inverted Nipple

  • Releases tethering elements
  • Allows eversion and natural projection
  • Local Anesthesia

How is Inverted Nipple Correction performed?

  • Minimally invasive access (tiny microsurgical incision)
  • Suture support beneath areola
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Following the correction of inverted nipples, recovery is rapid.

You may return to work the following day, and light cardio exercise may be resumed three days after the procedure. The main restriction is from compression for ten days to two weeks after the procedure, during which time you should not wear a bra; camisole tops or other non-compressive garments should be worn.

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