Plastic Surgery | Breast | Inverted Nipple Correction

Inverted Nipple Correction

An inverted nipple is an irregularity in the nipples causing them to point inwards instead of the normal outward direction. This is a result from breast tissue that pinches the base of the nipple, limiting stretch and movement. It is estimated that 1 out of 10 men and women have inverted or “shy” nipples.

Do you experience these issues?

✅ Often face difficulties with breastfeeding due to inverted nipples
✅ Bothered by the whole appearance of your breasts because of inverted nipples
✅ In search of a lasting solution to correct inverted nipples


This inverted nipple correction surgery is conducted under local anesthesia and takes less than an hour. A small incision is made at the base of the nipple. Through the incision, with small scissors, the surgeon removes the tissue beneath the nipple that tethers the nipple down, allowing it to protrude naturally. Then, the surgeon will use stitches to secure the nipple in its new projected position and then apply a protective dressing to the nipple to prevent it from going back to the original position and to promote healing.

However, the surgical procedures vary depending on the degree of inversion; different degrees of inversion require different procedures.

Non-incision Method

Recommended for those with slightly inverted nipples. The procedure is similar to the double eyelid non-incision method.

Triangular Flap Method

Recommended for those with moderately inverted nipples. The inverted nipple is pulled out and the inversion is corrected by stuffing the tissues under the nipple.


You may return work the following day as taking some time off work is not necessary. Light cardio exercise may also be resumed three days after the procedure. The main thing to bear in mind is the restriction from compression for ten days to two weeks after the surgery, during which time you should avoid wearing a bra. It is recommended to wear camisole tops or other non-compressive garments instead.