Inverted Nipple

An inverted nipple (occasionally invaginated nipple) is a condition where the nipple, instead of pointing outward, is retracted into the breast. In some cases, the nipple will be temporarily protruded if stimulated, but in others, the inversion remains regardless of stimulus. Women and men can have inverted nipples.


The most common causes of nipple inversion include:

  • Born with condition
  • Breast feeding
  • Trauma which can be caused by conditions such as fat necrosis, scars or it may be a result of surgery
  • Breast Sagging, Drooping or Ptosis
  • Breast cancer including breast carcinoma, Paget's disease and Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Breast infections or inflammations such as mammary duct ectasia, breast abscess or mastitis

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. Although surgery is normally performed asoutpatient procedures and patients are able to go home after few hours following the surgery, some women may be asked to remain in the hospital overnight. However, the patients are advised to avoid driving immediately after the procedure because they will be still under the effect of anesthesia; therefore it is best to be driven home by a friend or relative. The main side effects of surgery are pain, swelling and sensitivity in the nipple area which can last for up to two weeks after the procedure has been performed.

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  • Salma Sarfraz Hospital, Wahdat Road, Lahore
  • Saira Memorial Hospital, Model Town, Lahore
  • Jinnah Hospital, Lahore

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