If it’s not bad enough having one, but two inverted nipples! Girls, an inverted nipple is a fairly common problem, as so is having two of them. It is not something to be embarrassed about either. But hey it’s good news as this is not a life-threatening matter and therefore no need to stress as you are likely doing right now.

Women want to have lovely breasts as so do men want them to have them too, so, therefore, more reason to look after your breasts just like you would with your face and other body parts.

Generalised reasons why inverted nipples typically happen.

⦁ Birth
⦁ Breastfeeding
⦁ Scar tissue
⦁ Breast cancer
⦁ Pregnancy
⦁ Breast sagging
⦁ Infection

(1) Women with inverted nipples may have had them since birth as they are commonly known to occur at this time.
(2) Women who breastfeed are more at risk of nipple retraction because milk ducts are easily damaged thus causing them to become more fibrous.
(3) Scar tissue from particular surgeries has proven the cause of nipple inversion.
(4) Breast cancer.
(5) Not every woman in pregnancy will suffer this, but it’s known.
(6) With age, the skin circling the nipple becomes looser hence seeing the nipple draw inwards.
(7) Different infections bring inflammation that can cause fibrous scar tissue to pull the nipple inwards.

If you feel you have an inversion see a doctor. Worry is not good for overall health regardless, and spending more time “thinking” about why the nipples are not as they should be, is not the right thing to do when a proper diagnosis can be given by a GP who’ll give the exact reason for the difference in the nipples.

Note: Quick fix for inverted nipples (massage).

⦁ Place both thumbs on either side of the nipple—making sure they are at the base of the nipple and not the outside of the areola.
⦁ Press firmly but not with force into the breast tissue.
⦁ While still pressing down gradually pull thumbs away from each other.
⦁ Move thumbs all around the nipple and repeat.

Note: Is there a permanent solution to correct inverted nipples… apparently so, and it includes two surgery types, the surgery that preserves the milk ducts and surgery that doesn’t preserve the milk ducts.

Surgery with partial preservation of milk ducts:

This process is typically referred to as the “parachute flap” method. It allows women to continue to breastfeed because some of the milk duct systems stays intact.

⦁ A local anaesthetic is given followed by an incision that is made around the base of the nipple.
⦁ While still attached the nipple and areola are raised from the breast and stitched into a protruding shape.
⦁ The incision is then closed and medicated gauze is applied.

Surgery with detached milk ducts:

This will prevent women from breastfeeding because the milk ducts are removed. Aside from the milk ducts being detached the same procedure applies like that of surgery for partial preservation of milk ducts.

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