3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA 94506

Inverted Nipple Correction

Conveniently located to serve Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

Inverted nipples are a common problem in women. They often look like a slit or hole on the nipple. Inverted nipples are often a source of self-consciousness and embarrassment. They can also cause frustrating problems with breastfeeding, infections, or other discomfort. Most people don’t know that this is a readily correctable problem. The cause of nipple inversion is usually a congenital shortening of one or more milk ducts that run from the breast tissue to the nipple. Sometimes the shortening is caused by an infection or previous surgery, but most of the time the patient is born with this problem. This short duct tethers the nipple and pulls it inward. There are many types of described repairs. More than likely the correction will involve division of the shortened duct(s) through a tiny incision located at the junction of the nipple and the areola. This is done under local anesthesia in the office. There is minimal pain and swelling and patients often return to work the next day. The inverted nipple repair restores the nipple to a more natural, projecting appearance. Breastfeeding is not likely after repair sensation is usually not affected.

Stephen J. Ronan, MD FACS

An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.

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Your Inverted Nipple Correction will be performed in Dr. Ronan’s surgery center located in Danville.

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