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Inverted Nipple Repair

Conveniently located to serve Washington DC, Arlington, Bethesda

What is an inverted nipple repair?

Some patients have a nipple which is completely flat or tethered within the breast by connective tissue bands causing it to become inverted. This can cause problems with both aesthetics and function.

Can this be corrected?

Yes!  This is a fairly straightforward procedure performed under local anesthesia in the office.

How is this procedure performed?

We make a very tiny incision at the base of the nipple after injecting local anesthetic.  We then use a suture to provide traction on the nipple and release the connective tissue bands at the base.  This creates projection of the nipple. We then use sutures to hold the nipple in its new position.


Recovery is easy and you can go back to normal activities by the next day. Generally ibuprofen is all that is needed for the discomfort.


Risks are low and include recurrence of the inversion (uncommon), changes to nipple sensation or changes in ability to breastfeed (due to the ducts/nerves right below the nipple being interrupted.

Your Inverted Nipple Repair will be performed in Dr. Praful Ramineni‘s surgery center located in Washington, DC.

This has been an amazing experience from the consultation to post-surgery!!! I honestly can’t even express how happy & grateful I am with the results. Everyone….Dr. Ramineni and his whole team are impeccable, to say the least. A very thoughtful, professional, kind, and knowledgable team. I will 100% always refer anyone I know to this amazing team…Dr. Ramineni had a challenge when I came to see him with my issue but he 1000% went above & beyond to achieve perfection with my results. I can’t thank this team enough!! I genuinely want to thank you so much!

- Sally T.

Dr. Ramineni was recommended to me by my plastic surgeon as a masterful surgeon who could figure out why I was having complications. He diagnosed the problem correctly and fixed it. I am grateful for his openness, his honesty, and skill.

- Saiyyaed A.

Life-altering surgeon. He helped make my dreams come true with the most flawless surgery I’d been waiting my whole life to get. Healing and recovery has been almost disturbingly easy and pain-free. I could not recommend enough. Everyone there is so sweet as well!

- Katie C.

Before & After

Dr. Praful Ramineni



Dr. Ramineni is the founder of District Plastic Surgery. He is board certified and has over 15 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He started his career as one of the busiest surgeons at Medstar Washington Hospital Center with a focus on complex reconstructive surgery including cancer and trauma reconstruction, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Praful Ramineni

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