Inverted nipple correction surgery is a straightforward surgical procedure suitable for both women and men who are dealing with inverted nipples.
In the United Kingdom, over 1.5 million women experience the discomfort of inverted nipples. This comes to approximately 10% of the population experiencing some level of inverted nipples, making this surgery a very common cosmetic procedure at our clinic. This corrective procedure is undertaken quickly and is conducted under local anaesthesia for added comfort.
This condition can vary in severity, with some individuals experiencing only a mild inversion, while others may have a more pronounced issue.
Not only can this condition be the source of embarrassment, but in more severe instances, inverted nipples can also impact a person's ability to breastfeed.
Why does this Condition Occur?
This issue occurs due to the tension of connective tissue located behind the nipple pulling it inwards, rather than allowing it to naturally protrude outward.
The causes of inverted nipples can be genetic, hormonal, or due to other factors, such as after rapid major weight loss. But the good news is that there is a solution: inverted nipple correction surgery.
Our specialist breast surgeons at Cosmetic Surgery Partners are skilled at performing inverted nipple correction surgery, the procedure can be relatively quick usually lasting between 30-60 minutes, and in most cases patients will be able to return home later that same day.
This procedure is just one of the many breast related surgical procedures that our world renowned cosmetic surgeons, Miles Berry and Mr Mohsen El Gammal have vast experience in. From first consultation to follow-up care, you will receive excellent advice and enjoy the very best care in the safety and discretion of our London based hospital.
As part of the Cosmetic Surgery Partners patient journey, we provide a psychological assessment before surgery. This step is to prepare the patient, enhance their cosmetic surgery journey and support them psychologically if there are any mental health concerns.
If you've been struggling with inverted nipples and the associated physical and emotional challenges, this surgery may just be the solution you've been looking for to help your self-esteem, comfort and overall quality of life.
For more information simply pick up the phone and call the team today on 020 7486 6778. Our award-winning team of experts can answer any further questions you may have regarding inverted nipple correction surgery. Or use our online contact form to book a consultation with our specialists today. If you want to find out more about inverted nipple correction or any other cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgery, we are here to help.
We also recommend downloading our brochure where you can find before and after examples from previous patients we have helped with 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.