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Inverted nipples can profoundly impact a woman’s self-confidence in her appearance. This congenital condition occurs when the nipple is pulled inward instead of pointing outward. Short milk ducts can prevent nipples from having this natural outward appearance. The condition first becomes noticeable during puberty and can impact a woman’s ability to breastfeed. Inverted nipple correction surgery from Maia Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC, can resolve this issue for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

How Can an Inverted Nipple Be Fixed?

Inverted nipple correction surgery is designed to give a more outward projection for flat or deep-set nipples. This outpatient procedure at Maia Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC, takes an hour or less, using light sedation or local anesthesia. The plastic surgeon makes small incisions around the areola during the procedure to help release the tissue around the nipple. The nipple is then able to protrude outward naturally. Sutures are placed to help hold the nipple in position.

Patients can return home the same day and return to work the following day. You may experience some nipple soreness, bruising or swelling following the surgery. The plastic surgeon can address any pain management needs and give you specific instructions on caring for your incisions during recovery. Patients may need to avoid strenuous activity for the first two weeks. Complete healing can take up to a month.

Ideal Candidates for Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery

Ideal candidates are non-smokers in good health with inverted nipples who do not plan to breastfeed in the future. Breastfeeding may be possible, depending on the severity of the inversion. To be considered for inverted nipple correction surgery, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is strongly recommended. The plastic surgeon will perform a comprehensive medical examination and explain the benefits and risks.

Washington, DC Inverted Nipple Correction You Can Trust

Inverted nipple correction surgery can be an ideal solution for women in Washington, DC, who feel self-conscious about their appearance. Dr. Maia is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic procedures of the breast, body and face for women. During a consultation, Dr. Maia can recommend the best treatment options to meet your aesthetic needs. Schedule a consultation today.

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J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

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Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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