Minor surgery

Inverted Nipple

There are multiple grades and causes of inverted nipples.  Most importantly, if the inversion is new or worsening, please see your family doctor to make sure that there is no serious underlying cause.

If the nipple inversion is of long duration or developmental, a simple surgical procedure may correct the problem.  Often the retraction is caused by short lactiferous ducts which need to be divided to let the nipple evert.  Dividing the ducts may however compromise the ability to breast feed.  During your consultation, our surgeons will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you.