Inverted Nipple Causes, Gradation, Effect and Correction Surgery Cost

Celebrity Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Milan Doshi
Dr Milan Doshi, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in MumbaiIndian Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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  • Inverted nipples make one’s to feel insecure, self-conscious, and embarrassed.
  • Nipple corrections are not discussed as often as it should be, not at all uncommon.
  • Correcting inverted nipples are a quick and simple procedure that may be performed under local anesthetic.

There are 2 mechanisms for the Inverted nipples

  • When the breast ducts are too short or tightening of the duct’s tissue, creating an imbalance in traction between them and the smooth muscle that keeps nipples erect.
  • Too much connective tissues when presents in the nipple.

Following are the causes of Inverted Nipple:

  • Genetics
  • Lactation
  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma

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The grade is a term used to classify how severe your inverted nipples are. Your surgeon will assess your nipples and use the grading system to determine the best course of treatment.

  • Grade 1: The mildest form of inverted nipples. The nipples will have a flat appearance, but often still respond to touch or temperature changes and gets everted for a shorter period of time.
  • Grade 2: A mild grade of inverted nipples that have a more inverted appearance. Grade 2 inverted nipples will often still become everted when stimulates, however, they will usually immediately return to their inverted position.
  • Grade 3: The most severe grade of inverted nipples. Grade 3 inverted nipples will often not evert at all and remain in an inverted position at all times.

Inverted nipple correction is a minor surgery done under local anaesthetic. There are 2 different approaches to tackle inverted nipples depending on the causes.

  • The common approach is, an incision is made at the base of the nipple and the fibres and milk ducts that are causing the nipple to retract are released. Absorbable sutures are used to prop up the nipple during its recovery process.
  • In the second approach, an incision is made to divide or free the milk ducts and problematic fibres internally.

The surgery takes approximately 30 minutes (15mins at one side) and is performed under local anaesthesia. Nipple Correction can also be performed along with other procedures such as Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction.


You can return to the home immediately after completion of the surgery, meaning that there’s no real downtime.

You can return to work within 1-2 days. You might experience some discomfort, but this can be easily managed through pain medication.

You will not able to breastfeed after nipple correction surgery. If you haven’t completed a family, you should be considerate before going for surgery.

There are 2 types of surgery performed on the nipple as follows: –

  • Inverted Nipple Surgery is performed to release the inward pull of the nipple.
  • Nipple Reduction is a procedure to reduce the width and/or height of the big nipple

Milan Doshi, M Ch (plastic surgery), is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with 25+ years of experience.

Milan Doshi is a pioneer name in the cosmetic surgery at MUMBAI, INDIA and performs cosmetic surgeries exclusively. He is well-known as the top Cosmetic surgeon in Mumbai and a recognized member of the ASPS, ISAPS, APSI, IAAPS; he has trained more than 50 plastic cosmetic surgeons across India and has been a recognized mentor by ISAPS.

He has done more than 11K cosmetic surgeries and patients from 50+ countries got benefited by Dr. Milan Doshi’s expert surgical hands.

Milan Doshi regularly performs Inverted nipple correction surgery and has maximum satisfaction rate when the patients’ feedbacks are taken at regular intervals. They are just a phone call away and the patients are guided about the proper post-operative care.

No wonder Dr. Milan Doshi has been recognized as a celebrity cosmetic surgeon for Bollywood fraternity and credit of happily satisfying hundreds & hundreds of Inverted Nipple Correction surgery patients across the globe with the best results.

We have two centres in MUMBAI with state-of-the-art facilities; the cosmetic surgery clinic at Andheri West is for the non-surgical procedure where one can get the pre-procedure consultation, post-procedure follow-ups. The Andheri West centre of Allure Medspa is a prime attraction for celebrity people as it is a hotspot destination for production houses and their offices.

Cosmetic surgery hospital/centre in Goregaon West, which is NABH-certified, follows the strict medical protocols to make your surgery safer.

The two separate modern operation theatre, advanced patient’s monitoring system during operation, and post-operative care add to the safety of the procedure.

We are all updated with the latest technology. We recommend the particular option of the technology/method of the procedure according to the patient’s need, expectation, and desired goal of the inverted nipple correction surgery.

Due to the facilities of equipment such as an ultrasonic cleaner, ETO-sterilization, autoclave, fumigation, and stringent protocols we ranked highest in the safety and hygiene measure.

With an indoor overnight facility one can find the best ambiance in our centre where the patient’s comfort is kept in mind with in-suit bathrooms & rooms are equipped with all the necessary things such as microwave, refrigerator, LCD TV, landline phone, etc. and make a homely feeling for the patients during their hospital stay.

The staff at Allure Medspa takes all precautions to make your journey of fine to fabulous a pleasant experience. One can have a homely feeling even with the medical procedure.

Our centre is committed to providing exceptional care, standard facilities, and advanced measure for the surgery and all under a single roof.

We have the most priority for the patient’s PRIVACY and CONFIDENTIALITY!

The cost depends on:

  • Cosmetic Surgeon’s Fee
  • Type of the inverted nipple correction surgery
  • Duration of the surgery
  • Anesthesiologist fees
  • Medicines/consumables during surgery
  • Hospital facility &stay
  • Immediate post-operative follow-ups

Following are the factors that are NOT included in the cost determination:

  • Preoperative fitness test
  • Post-operative medications (to be taken at home)
  • Rare and unforeseen health circumstances experienced by the patients
  • Insurance doesn’t cover the inverted nipple correction surgery cost

How various Factors affect the cost of Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery?

  1. Patient’s Profile: Extent of the surgery, the complexity of the surgery, ancillary procedure with inverted nipple correction surgery general health of the patient as well as the goal of your surgery influences the cost of the surgery.
  2. Cosmetic Surgeon’s Profile: The board-certified surgeon having M.Ch (Plastic & Reconstructive surgery specialties) and recognized from various national & international cosmetic surgery organizations, i.e., ASPS, ISAPS, IAAPS along with expertise & well-experienced in performing a number of surgeries delivered thousands & thousands of happy patients weigh the credentials of the surgeon.
  3. Anesthesiologist Charge: Anesthesiologist makes your surgery painless and monitors your vital parameters during surgery and his expertise is important for the safety of the surgery weighs the cost of the procedure.
  4. The Infrastructure of the Centre: It is always important to choose the accredited centre that has strict rules for, maintaining the safety standard. A center with overnight facilities is always better rather than a daycare centre, which can assure you about safe and result oriented surgery.
  5. Hospital Stay: The in-suite room, cleanliness & hygiene as well as hygiene staff support system.
  6. Medicines& support bra: Medicines include anesthesia, surgical medicine, disposable, and consumables.
  7. Follow-ups: More the number of follow-up the more cost of the procedure would be.

Note: Most of the health insurance plans do not cover cosmetic surgery or its complications, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Q. Can inverted nipples be a sign of cancer?

A newly inverted nipple can be a symptom of breast cancer as nipple retraction can occur when the tumour attacks the duct behind the nipple, pulling it in. If you have noticed a sudden change in your nipples, then we recommend that you visit your GP to rule out any underlying health conditions.

If you have had nipple inversions for a long time then it is unlikely that it is a sign of breast cancer.

Q. Do inverted nipples need to be treated?

The treatment for inverted nipple depends on the severity of the problem. Make sure you ask the surgeon everything related to surgery before proceeding for the inverted nipple correction.

Q. Is there a non-surgical alternative to correct inverted nipples?

Yes, the niplette suction device is used to correct the inversion that is advisable before recommending the surgical option. The Niplette device works great on grade-1 or grade-2 inverted nipples, but grade-3 has the only option with the surgical procedure.

Q.   Is it possible to breastfeed before the inverted nipple correction procedure?

Yes, it may be possible for breastfeeding with the inverted nipple, but to a greater extent it depends on the severity of the issue. It is very much difficult to breastfeeding if a woman is suffering from the grade-3 type of inverted nipple issue.

Q.   What happens in an inverted nipple correction consultation?

A consultation has always a great role in plastic & cosmetic surgery as it offers you a chance to ask questions concerned with your problem. The surgeon evaluates the problem status and discusses the results, relevant procedure option/technique, and the realistic outcomes before performing the surgery to brief the surgical limitations according to the problem status.

Q. Is it possible for the consultation and procedure to be carried out on the same day?

Yes, it can be possible if you plan everything in advance, it means you are expected to send photographs of the treatment area so that your assessment can be done on the ‘see & treat basis.’ However, you will get an appointment date and on the same date, your procedure will be carried out predominantly.

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Q.   Is it possible to combine inverted nipple surgery with breast enlargement?

Yes, it is possible to combine both inverted nipple surgery and breast enlargement.

Q.   What type of anesthesia is required for inverted nipple correction surgery?

Inverted nipple procedures are simply performed under local anaesthetic. But, in some special cases, when inverted nipple surgery is combined with another procedure such as breast enlargement/augmentation, the usable anaesthetic would be general anaesthesia.

Q.   How much time inverted nipple correction takes?

Nipple correction surgery usually takes 1 hour or less under local anaesthetic.

Q.   Will I need to stay overnight after an inverted nipple correction procedure?

Inverted nipple corrected is performed as a day-care basis so that you would be able to return home on the same day.

Q.   What is the recovery period following inverted nipple correction surgery?

You will have mild discomfort for 1 to 2 days.

You can do cardio like activity in a week time and strenuous exercise within 2 weeks.

Pain killers are prescribed to minimize such discomforts.

Q. When can I resume work after the inverted nipple correction procedure?

You can resume work after 2-3 of the inverted nipple correction surgery.

Q.   Is it possible to breastfeed after inverted nipple correction surgery?

The milk ducts that often pulls the nipples inwards gets divided during surgery. It will be difficult to breastfeeding after the surgery. Therefore, it is ideal to go for the surgery once your family is complete.

Q. Will I lose sensation after inverted nipple correction surgery?

The nipple sensation may change slightly in the primary stages after inverted nipple surgery, but everything will be returned to normal once healed and the nipple will respond to touch and cold as usual.

Q. Can I drive after the inverted nipple correction procedure?

It is recommended to wait at least 1-2 days to drive after inverted nipple correction surgery.

Q.   What is the scarring like after inverted nipple correction?

There is very little probability of appearing scar or noticeable scar after the inverted nipple correction surgery because a very small incision is made at the base of the nipple that can be effectively camouflaged.

Q.  Are the results permanent after inverted nipple correction surgery?

The results of inverted nipple correction are permanent, but some factors like weight gain and pregnancy can alter the results.

Q.   What are the risks involved with the inverted nipple correction procedure?

As with any type of surgery, there are risks associated with inverted nipple correction surgery, although these are very rare and unlikely to occur. Inverted nipple surgery, in particular, does carry the risk of an inability to breastfeed. Therefore, it is advisable to ask the surgeon about the procedure before planning the procedure.

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