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Inverted nipples

Inverted nipples are usually congenital malformations of the nipples. Scarring, infections, and inflammation can also result in inverted nipples. Inverted nipples can be operated on by releasing the milk ducts and raising the nipples.

Correcting inverted nipples

For some women, the nipple are pointed inwards instead of outwards, which is known as “inverted nipples”.

Infections and inflammations (mastitis) as well as other illnesses and radiation can also lead to inverted nipples. Apart from breastfeeding, inverted nipples do not cause any medical problems. However, they are burdensome for many women for aesthetic reasons.

During inverted nipple correction surgery, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch separates the strands of tissue that pull the nipples inwards and raises the nipples again, result in outward-pointing nipples.

Inverted nipples are caused by the mammary gland ducts being too short. If the nipples pull inwards too much, inverted nipples result. During the nipple correction, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch releases the milk ducts so that the nipple can expand outwards again.

It is possible that only one breast has such inverted nipples. In addition, nipples often have a different degree of inversion on each side.

Recommended massages after treatment

Treatment information


Approx. 30 to 60 minutes

Hospital stay



Post-operative bleeding, infections, circulatory disorders, sensory disorders, re-inversion (“recurrence”), unsightly scars, breastfeeding becomes impossible


The cost of such an operation varies and is agreed upon in advance


General anesthesia or local anesthesia

Ability to work

After one to two days


Special bandage for approx. two weeks, during which time exercise is prohibited


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