Inverted Nipple Repair Information


  • You are physically healthy and you aren't pregnant or breastfeeding

  • You do not smoke

  • Breasts are fully developed

  • Your nipples cannot or only moderately project; milk ducts are compromised for breastfeeding


  • A medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current ones

  • Stop smoking

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

  • Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and someone to stay with you the first night after surgery


Nipple repair recovery is relatively quick, lasting just a few days. Minor swelling and/or bruising can occur, but any discomfort is easily controlled with over the counter pain medication. Patients can usually resume normal daily activities afte- SH te two days following their procedure.

  • *Are not limited to:

  • Infection

  • Loss of sensation

  • Inability to breastfeed

  • Partial correction

  • Recurrence of inversion

Unlikely Complications