Could an Inverted Nipple Mean Breast Cancer?
In the majority of cases, an inverted nipple does not mean you have breast cancer. If your inverted nipple comes with other symptoms, it’s important to have an exam to rule out anything serious. Some women have normally flat nipples, while others develop an inverted nipple due to life events like pregnancy or nursing. A normal inverted nipple should not have any accompanying symptoms.
Am I Able to Breastfeed After Inverted Nipple Repair Surgery?
Nipple correction surgery is usually best for women who don’t intend to breastfeed in the future. During a nipple inversion surgery, the milk ducts are altered to correct nipple projection and size. As such, it’s recommended to hold off on having this surgery until you don’t intend to have further children to avoid impacting your ability to nurse. In rare cases, breastfeeding may no longer be possible after this type of surgery.
Will I Lose Nipple Sensation After an Inverted Nipple Repair?
The important sensory nerves that give the nipples their sensation are generally located deeper in the breast than the required incisions for the surgery. Therefore, physical sensation is typically spared after an inverted nipple repair.
Can I Have a Nipple Repair at the Same Time as a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?
Absolutely. It’s fairly common to address any nipple irregularities, such as an inverted nipple, alongside cosmetic surgery like a breast augmentation or a breast lift. For women who only want their nipples addressed, a nipple inversion can be performed solely in our plastic surgery office, without the need for general anesthesia.