Inverted nipples are an area of great concern for women because they carry negative cosmetic implications and difficulties in breastfeeding.
There are 3 grades of nipple inversion depending on the degree of inversion and mobility of the nipple, as follows:
Most patients who seek treatment at our clinic belong to the grade 2 and 3 categories. The surgical procedure of choice depends on the degree of nipple inversion:
Usual risks of the procedure includes bleeding, infection and scarring risks, though these are rare in the hands of an experienced surgeon. Patients must also be prepared for slight numbness at the nipple tip. Downtime for the procedure is between 2-7 days depending on the type of procedure.