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Is There A Way To Cure Inverted Nipples Without Surgery
No: Inverted nipples, if they are congenital, are because of short milk ducts. They have to be released in order to bring out the nipples. If they are inverting gradually, it could be related to a breast disease such as breast cancer. You will need to consult your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
I have inverted nipples, are there ways to fix them without surgery since i'm 17? I've heard of piercing them or a product called the avent niplette?
Don't worry: No need to fix since nothing is wrong with them, don't compare yourself to the artificial breasts in popular media. ...Read more
I have inverted nipples I'm 16 years old how do I get rid of them I don't want surgery so what should I do?
Usually not: In most cases, inverted nipples are due to anatomic changes in the nipples. If this is something that has been ongoing for a long period of time, it can be surgically corrected. When 1 nipple inverts and/or is associated with a mass, then you need evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Not if chronic: If your nipples have been inverted for a long time (chronic), then it can only be reversed with surgery. Surgery requires cutting the ligaments that are keeping the nipple inverted. You can contact a plastic surgeon for the best result. ...Read more
Surgery: Surgical release of short milk ducts.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
Yes: First have an evaluation by a breast surgeon to ensure there is no underlying malignant pathology causing the inversion. This may include a physical exam and breast imaging. If there is no suspicious findings, the inverted nipple(s) can be corrected by a plastic surgeon. Make an appointment to discuss it with him/her. ...Read more
No: This is a normal variant - about 10 percent of people have them, so just think of yourself as special, not embarrased. ...Read more
Apparently: http://www.sfcosmeticsurgery.com/say-goodbye-to-inverted-nipples this is a website out of san francisco that says it can simply be done. Best advice to have a couple consultations and see if it is affordable, safe, and really that simple and if you want to have children and breastfeed, will it affect that? Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Surgery if desired: Plastic surgery is probably the only true way of correcting inverted nipples. Some advocate regularly stretching (hoffman technique)/stimulating the nipples to loosen tissue. Some have used suction from a 10 cc syringe. During nursing of a baby-some will use nipple shields. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who has expertise if you truly are not happy with your nipples. ...Read more