Common Questions About Inverted Nipple Surgery

A more common condition than you might think, inverted, or flat, nipples affect 1 in every 10 women. Rarely seen in men, this issue can cause problems with breastfeeding, less sensation during intimacy, and even lead to hygiene issues. While some women may experience their nipples to draw out temporarily with cold temperatures or nipple sensation, in most cases, it is a permanent condition.

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jaime Schwartz offers inverted nipple correction surgery to Beverly Hills area patients who are dealing with this issue. His well-known private practice features a “patient-first” approach for those seeking his skillful hands to perform the most highly sought-after plastic surgery procedures. Inverted or flat nipples can be corrected by Dr. Schwartz, allowing patients to feel better and more secure when it comes to how their breasts look and feel. Here are some of the common questions asked about inverted nipple surgery so you can be better informed and see how Dr. Schwartz can help.

Do I really have inverted nipples?


Do your nipples stand out from the overall shape or contour of your breasts? Do they “pop” or remain flat or retracted if stimulated? If you answered no to these questions, then you probably have inverted or flat nipples. Inverted nipples happen due to adhesions underneath the nipple that bind the underlying tissues, therefore, restricting the nipple to contract. Individuals dealing with this issue also typically dislike how they look and think they look abnormal. Inverted nipples are actually not an abnormal condition. It is a common issue that many women were either born with, developed over time with breast growth, or became a condition after breastfeeding. The good news is it can be corrected.

What will nipple correction surgery do?


Women in Beverly Hills wanting to aesthetically and functionally change their inverted nipples can look into inverted nipple correction surgery. Performed by a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz, this procedure will release the constricted nipples so they are able to contract outward enhancing the overall look of a woman’s breasts. Since there are varying degrees of nipple regression every surgical procedure is different and will be assessed during an in-person consultation with Dr. Schwartz.

How severe is my condition?


During the consultation in his Beverly Hills office, Dr. Schwartz will address his patients concerns and make an assessment as to what degree the nipple or nipples are inverted. Dr. Schwartz will decide the severity and determine the best solution to correct it. In most situations, the nipple ducts and other underlying tissues are too short which causes the nipples to be pulled inward. Inverted nipple correction surgery can correct this problem so patients can feel more comfortable about how their breasts look.

Can I correct my inverted nipples without surgery?


In some mild cases, inverted nipples can be helped without surgery. Dr. Schwartz will determine the severity of the inversion in order to determine the best course of action. In some situations, suction cups can be used to pull the nipples outward but is a temporary fix. If a patient has a severe degree of inverted nipples, meaning they are impossible to pull out, then surgery is the only solution to correct this problem. Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills with extensive experience in this procedure, like Dr. Schwartz, is the best way to determine what options will work best and if surgery is necessary.

Is this procedure a permanent solution?


In some cases, patients who have inverted nipple correction surgery performed by another plastic surgeon have an issue of their nipples retracting in a few years. This involves going through another surgery. After helping hundreds of patients, Dr. Schwartz has developed his own signature technique. He makes a micro-size incision at the base of the nipple to get optimal access to the tethering ducts and other tissues. He can then gently release these mechanisms that are inverting the nipple to give patients the best, long-term results. He then closes off the base of the nipple and areola with a suture designed to keep the nipple out during the healing process which is imperative for a permanent solution.

How long is the procedure and do I have to go under general anesthesia?


Inverted nipple surgery takes about an hour or less in most cases. Dr. Schwartz will use his patented Schwartz Rapid Recuperation technique that uses a specialized local anesthesia to keep his patients comfortable and allow for an easier recovery. This also allows most patients to return to work the next day with only taking Advil or Tylenol for mild discomfort. Dr. Schwartz will use dissolvable sutures so there is no additional appointment needed for suture removal. Once the swelling subsides, patients can typically enjoy their new look in 3-4 weeks.


Women and men in Beverly Hills who deal with inverted nipples usually seek to have them corrected mainly for cosmetic reasons. In severe cases, individuals should correct them to ensure better hygiene and reduce the risk of other complications. If you are unhappy with how your inverted nipples look then this simple procedure can resolve this issue.


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz of Beverly Hills is the go-to expert for inverted nipple surgery. His signature inverted nipple technique gives patients more natural-looking nipples and a permanent solution to a common problem. You no longer have to feel self-conscious or concerned about how your nipples look. Call or schedule your inverted nipple correction surgery consultation with Dr. Schwartz today.

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