Dr. Shareef Jandali performs inverted nipple correction surgery for patients in Connecticut, Fairfield County, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, Weston, Easton, Fairfield, Trumbull, Shelton, Bridgeport, Milford, New Haven County, and New York.
Inverted nipples are quite common. Various studies have shown that up to 10% of women have inverted nipples, either unilaterally (one side) or bilaterally (both sides).
The cause of this condition is thought to be from congenitally shortened ductal elements behind the nipple that cause a tethering or pulling effect.
Not only can inverted nipples cause self-consciousness and embarrassment, but they can also lead to irritation and inflammation around the nipple due to difficulties in hygiene. In addition, it poses a functional problem for those women who want to breastfeed.
Surgical inverted nipple correction involves using a small incision around the nipple to stretch or divide the tethered fibrous bands that pull the nipple inward. The base of the nipple is also tightened slightly to cause the nipple to protrude, or become everted.
If you are interested in inverted nipple repair, come visit our plastic surgery office in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment with Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shareef Jandali. We look forward to seeing you!