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A 38-year-old member asked:

can i have surgery to fix inverted nipples?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: You'll first want to make sure there is not an abnormality causing the inversion. If this is chronic, then it can be surgically corrected. I recommend finding a good plastic surgeon who can perform this procedure.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes you can: Plastic surgery is one method of protracting inverted nipples. If a woman elects to have this surgery performed on her inverted nipples, it can permanently destroy her capacity to breastfeed.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to cure inverted nipples without surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No: There are no noninvasive methods to treat inverted nipples. While surgery can be effective, it is not 100% successful. Nipple inversion may sometimes indicate an underlying tumor; when new, this requires physician evaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Inverted nipples- is there a way to fix this without surgery?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
What is cause: Is this a new finding or have you always been inverted on both sides? If the latter, then only surgery can bring them back out. I recommend a board certified plastic surgeon. If the inversion is new, find a breast specialist for evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can surgery correct my inverted nipples?

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Dr. Dennis Holmes
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Inverted Nipple: One technique involves making an incision at the edge of the areola, identifying and dividing (cutting) the ducts that attach to and pull on the inner surface of the nipple, placing a suture under the skin at the base of the nipple to keep it from inverting again.
A 31-year-old member asked:

In what way can I protrude my inverted nipples, without surgery?

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Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Controversy exists: Opinions vary on what can be done for flat or inverted nipples. For information on the differing opinions, go to: www.Breastfeedingbasics.Com/articles/flat-or-inverted-nipples and www.Healthy children.Org and type "inverted nipples" in the search window.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I fix inverted nipples without surgery?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Inverted nipples: Some woman who breast feed may experience protraction that remains. Suction sex toys may be used to protract nipples & stimulation often causes them to protract. If the nipples is able to protract then sometimes piercing jewelry can keep it in a protracted state.

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