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Inverted Nipple Correction

An inverted nipple is one that is retracted into the breast. The condition can affect women and men. They usually develop during puberty and are the result of short milk ducts. If they occur later in life further investigation is needed to exclude an underlying condition that requires treatment.

Inverted nipple correction is a relatively simple procedure. An incision is made around a portion of the nipple, the milk ducts normally are divided and stitches placed to hold the nipple out in position.

The procedure can be performed under general or local anaesthetic as a day case. Scarring is minimal though breastfeeding is unlikely to be possible on the affected side after the procedure as the milk ducts usually have to be divided during surgery on the affected side.