Surgery to treat inverted nipples
What is inverted nipple surgery?
Most women have naturally protruding nipples, but if either or both of your nipples are inverted, there is an operation that could help.
Inverted nipples usually develop during puberty and are the result of short milk ducts. If you have had an inverted nipple since puberty, there is unlikely to be an underlying medical problem. But if it has happened more recently you should see your GP straight away. There may be an underlying condition that needs treatment.
About inverted nipple surgery
Surgery for inverted nipple correction is a relatively simple procedure. Your surgeon will cut around your nipple so that it is free from the surrounding tissue and re-stitch it so that it protrudes.
The procedure can be performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure, or under local anaesthetic when the area will be numb but you will be awake. You will usually be able to go home later the same day, and can return to normal activities almost immediately.
Scarring is usually minimal, though breastfeeding cannot be guaranteed after the procedure because the milk ducts will usually have been cut during surgery and will no longer be intact.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Your specialist will explain the results you can expect, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.
Inverted nipple surgery from Spire Cosmetic Surgery
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How can I find out more about inverted nipple surgery?
- Coming along to a free Spire Cosmetic Surgery open event or mini-consultation is a great way to find out more about inverted nipple surgery and other cosmetic procedures.
- Call your preferred Spire location to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, or request a callback and we will get in touch as soon as we can.
- Alternatively you can send us an online enquiry and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.