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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Inverted breast nipples
My 11 year-old girl recently started to develop breast tissue. Recently, she noted that the nipples are inverted. Will this resolve with further sexual maturation? If not, what are the cosmetic treatment options?
Inverted nipples are common, and for some persist to adulthood. There can sometimes be issues with breast feeding, but there are nipple shields that can help. As far as cosmetic options, inverted nipples cannot be seen, except when the breasts are exposed, so it should not require any cosmetic treatment.
Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati