Inverted nipple correction surgery is a simple surgical procedure suitable for women and men who suffer from inverted nipples. Approximately 10% of the UK population is to some degree affected by inverted nipples which makes inverted nipple surgery a very common cosmetic procedure at our clinic. Inverted nipple correction surgery is a quick procedure which is performed under local anaesthetic.
More than 1.5 million women in the UK suffer the discomfort of inverted nipples – caused by the pull of connective tissue behind the nipple forcing it inwards, instead of naturally protruding outwards.
Not only is it embarrassing but in more extreme cases inverted nipples can affect your ability to breastfeed.
Up to 10-20 per cent of all women suffer from inverted nipples to some degree, and some find it occurs after rapid major weight loss.
But our specialist breast surgeons at Cosmetic Surgery Partners can perform inverted nipple correction surgery, often under local anaesthetic and as a day case. It is one of the many breast surgeries that our world renowned surgeon, Miles Berry, has vast experience in. From first consultation to the follow-up care, you will receive excellent advice and enjoy the very best care.
For more information simply pick up the phone and call the team today on 0207 486 6778. Our trained team of experts can talk to you, send you the relevant literature and book a consultation with a breast specialist. If you want to find out more about this or any other breast surgery, we are here to help.
Questions we get asked about Inverted Nipple Correction
Most patients return home later the same day after having surgery. In some rare cases we may advise the patient to stay the night over at our purpose built hospital location. Your surgeon will be able to advise you during your consultation.
In many cases breastfeeding may not be possible in the first instance it is possible that surgery cannot help correct the issue either.
In some rare surgical instances the ability to breast feed is not possible after corrective surgery as the milk duct needs to be cut in order to restore the nipple’s natural projection.
The good news is that this breast surgery is usually performed under local anesthetic, which stings only during the initial injection.
We advise all of our patients to stop smoking at least 2 weeks before and following having surgery, we will also give all patients a full health check to make sure they are deemed ready for surgery.
Before considering cosmetic surgery other options have often be considered. Most women will have tried suction devices such as Avent’s Niplette, but its success is limited by the patient’s anatomy.
We have constructed patient guidance. It has been based on best-practice guidelines from a variety of professional bodies and serves as a step-by-step pathway with your safety as our prime concern.
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