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Inverted Nipple Repair in Boca Raton, FL

Are you suffering from inverted (or invaginated) nipples? Do you have overly large or small nipples? Is this a source of discomfort and embarrassment? Inverted nipple repair with Scott T. Farber, MD, FACS a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery can give you that natural look you have always wanted.

For many women, the nipples impact the overall appearance and aesthetics of the breast. In some cases, instead of protruding out, the nipples are drawn in or look flattened. Inverted nipples are not uncommon. However, women with this condition can be self-conscious about how they look. In the majority of situations, inverted nipples are congenital (meaning they existed since birth). The condition can also present itself later in life. Some of the causes of inverted nipples include breastfeeding, breast disease, and breast injury.

Common Causes of Inverted Nipples

Sometimes inverted nipples develop during childhood. In other situations, inverted nipples develop as a result of scarring due to injury, breastfeeding, pregnancy and the changing of the breasts over time. A common cause of inverted nipples is the tethering of the fibers that connect the nipple to the breast tissue.

There are three grades for inverted nipples. The classifications are based on how easily the nipple can be pulled into its normal position. The grades include:

  • Grade 1: The nipple is easily pulled out by cold or tactile stimuli.
  • Grade 2: The nipple can respond to stimuli, however, doing so is more difficult than Grade 1.
  • Grade 3: The nipple is inverted severely and does not respond to stimuli.

Why Choose Dr. Farber?

Scott Farber, MD, FACS, is a fourth-generation surgeon who has distinguished himself in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery with both his academic achievements and esteemed surgical training. Dr. Farber was trained in New York by three of the biggest names in plastic surgery – Dr. Sherrell Aston, Dr. Daniel Baker, and Dr. Alan Matarasso. As a native of southern Florida, Dr. Farber is excited to work with patients in Boca Raton and surrounding communities to help them look and feel their absolute best. Dr. Farber uses only the most advanced surgical techniques, and when combined with his unparalleled training and proven techniques, he provides his patients with the utmost excellence in care.

Dr. Farber sets himself apart from other plastic surgeons with his philosophy on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. He understands the deeper purpose of your decision to make subtle changes to your skin, face, and body, changes that mean much more to you than simply looking better, and he is excited about being a partner in your journey toward a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

What Can Inverted Nipple Repair Do For Me?

  • Improve the symmetry of the nipples on both breasts
  • Allow flattened or inverted nipples to project naturally
  • Release the tight tissues that cause the nipples to pull inward

Who is a Good Candidate for Inverted Nipple Repair?

Women or men who do not like the appearance of their inverted or flat nipples may be good candidates for inverted nipple repair. Dr. Farber will meet with you to discuss your expectations, goals and whether inverted nipple repair is the right course of action.

How is Inverted Nipple Repair Performed?

Permanent repair of an inverted nipple can be performed by board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Scott Farber. The procedure can be done under a local anesthetic or in conjunction with another type of breast surgery such as a breast lift, breast augmentation or breast reduction. There is very little discomfort or pain associated with this procedure. The procedure does not cause noticeable scarring. At your appointment, Dr. Farber will discuss the details of the procedure, answer any questions and address your concerns.

Can Inverted Nipple Repair be Combined with Other Procedures?

Yes. As previously mentioned, inverted nipple repair can be combined with other breast procedures such as breast reduction, breast lift or breast augmentation to improve the overall appearance of the breasts. Some patients combine inverted nipple repair with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, liposuction or tummy tuck. Dr. Farber can discuss which procedures can be combined and which ones will meet your needs.

How Can I Prepare for Inverted Nipple Repair?

At your initial consultation, Dr. Farber will examine your nipples to determine the extent of the inversion. The two of you will discuss your expectations, goals, how to prepare for the procedure and any risks associated with it. He will inform you of what to expect prior to the operation, during it and after the procedure. He will address any of your questions.

What Can I Expect From Inverted Nipple Repair?

Because every surgery is different, you will receive post-operative instructions based on your specific needs. In general, patients need very little downtime after the procedure. You may experience mild discomfort and patients typically do not experience significant bruising and swelling. At Farber Plastic Surgery, our concern for you doesn’t stop the minute you go home. We are dedicated to providing you with ongoing care to ensure a quick recovery. Dr. Farber will see you for post-operative visits, and you can ask Dr. Farber and his staff any questions you may have about your recovery and overall well-being.

How Much Does an Inverted Nipple Repair Cost in Boca Raton, FL?


To help you manage the cost of your inverted nipple repair, Farber Plastic Surgery offers several financing options.

Take the Next Step!

If you have been considering inverted nipple repair, the first step is to schedule a consultation in our Boca Raton office with Dr. Farber. This will give Dr. Farber the opportunity to understand your concerns and expectations. We encourage you to take the first step toward feeling more attractive, confident, and desirable. We look forward to hearing from you.

Scott T. Farber, MD, FACS, one of the top plastic surgeons among 870,000 doctors, performs a wide array of procedures to enhance one’s beauty, including breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction, and other procedures for the face, breasts, and body for the residents of Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and all of South Florida. He recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. If you are seeking plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, or skin rejuvenation, Dr. Farber and his professional team will accommodate your needs! Please call 561-829-5114 today to schedule your initial consultation!

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