Inverted nipples are a relatively common condition that causes the nipple to retract back into the breast. Found in both men and women, the condition usually develops during puberty and is caused by short milk ducts. An inverted nipple correction is a fairly simple procedure that can draw the nipple out so that it protrudes, creating the breast appearance that you want.

What does the procedure involve?

For this operation, an incision is made around a portion of the nipple. The milk ducts are then divided and stitched into place, holding the nipples in a more outward position. Performed under general or local anaesthetic, this treatment can be done as a simple day case so it won’t take too much time out of your schedule. The scarring is minimal too, which is a great plus point.

Will I be able to breastfeed after my surgery?

On the whole, it won’t be possible to breastfeed after your procedure on the affected side. The operation requires the milk ducts to be divided, so this naturally affects the flow of milk in this area.

Is there anything else I should consider?

If you developed your inverted nipples later on in life rather than during puberty, it’s worth getting checked out by your doctor as we just need to double check that you don’t have any underlying conditions that require treatment before we start planning your surgery.

Also, in some cases, the nipples may go back inwards after surgery so you may need a second procedure.

Do you have any more questions? Would you like to book a consultation? Get in touch with us today by calling 020 7118 6887.


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