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Many women feel that the overall beauty and balance of the breasts is compromised when the nipples project inwards rather than outwards. Flat or drawn-in nipples, in addition to causing cosmetic concerns, can change the look of clothing and swimwear. Dr. Savalia in Newport Beach performs strategic repair techniques for inverted nipples, creating a more conventionally beautiful aesthetic that will maximize your self-confidence.

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For most women, inverted nipples are a congenital condition, meaning they have had them since birth. However, some patients will develop inverted nipples later in life through injury, trauma, massive weight loss, infections, cancer, disease, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Inverted nipples can occur when the breast ducts are truncated, or the breast tissue is tightened. If the nipples suddenly become inverted, it’s essential that you see a doctor right away to diagnose any underlying medical issues.

Inverted nipple repair, performed using local anesthesia, is a simple, straightforward procedure to reverse this fairly common condition. It can provide women with a more natural-looking breast appearance and the proper nipple projection for their bodies. Two tiny incisions are created to release the breast tissue and allow the nipple to resurface in an organic fashion. Dr. Savalia focuses on providing a balanced, symmetrical outcome that is carefully tailored to the patient’s wishes.

What are the benefits of inverted nipple repair?

  • Enhance the overall appearance of the breasts
  • Correct congenital defects
  • Repair the nipples after injury, illness, or trauma
  • Relieve discomfort
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Correct breastfeeding ability
  • Widen wardrobe choices


Women who are frustrated by the feel and look of inverted nipples are excellent candidates for Dr. Savalia’s repair procedure, provided they are of sound mind and body, they are non-smokers, and they are free from significant, uncontrolled health issues such as hypertension or bleeding disorders. In addition, clients should have realistic expectations for their final results.

Dr. Savalia will meet with you in private at his Newport Beach location and conduct a thorough physical evaluation and medical review. He will then make his best recommendation for your treatment. If the doctor is concerned that an underlying medical condition may be present, he will make a referral to a specialist before proceeding with your surgery.

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What can I expect after inverted nipple correction?

Typically, there is minimal downtime after your inverted nipple repair treatment. You will not experience swelling, bruising, and pain as you might after breast augmentation or mastopexy. However, Dr. Savalia wants to ensure your recovery is smooth and stress-free. He will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan, prescription pain medications, and a clear understanding of what you can expect over the coming weeks and months. If you have any questions, never hesitate to reach out to the doctor and his staff. They understand that your care continues long after you are discharged from the office.


Why Choose Dr. Savalia?

Dr. Savalia is a compassionate, trusted authority in breast surgery. As a leading board-certified plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, Dr. Savalia is dedicated to obtaining a flawless, aesthetically superior result that you will be thrilled with for years to come. Combining impeccable technical ability with a sophisticated sense of artistry, he is known for investing in his patients’ utmost safety and satisfaction. 

Dr. Savalia serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at USC and Keck School of Medicine, where he shares his expertise with young, up-and-coming future plastic surgeons. He received the Orange County Medical Association 2018 Physician of Excellence Award and is listed as a Realself Top Doctor.

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