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Inverted Nipple Surgery

Nipple correction surgery also referred to as inverted nipple surgery, is a simple surgical procedure that could benefit 10-20% (1) of the population. It enhances the look of the female or male breast by enabling the nipple to stick out from the areola to deliver an aesthetic and psychological improvement.

PROCEDURE TIME

30 minutes

ANAESTHETIC

Local

HOSPITAL STAY

Day Time

DURATION OF RESULTS

Life Long

COST

From £1,500

#1 Cosmetic Breast Surgeon - Mr. Sheikh Ahmad

Inverted Nipple Surgery

Nipple correction surgery also referred to as inverted nipple surgery, is a simple surgical procedure that could benefit 10-20% (1) of the population. It enhances the look of the female or male breast by enabling the nipple to stick out from the areola to deliver an aesthetic and psychological improvement.

inverted nipple surgery

PROCEDURE TIME

30 minutes

ANAESTHETIC

Local

HOSPITAL STAY

Day Time

DURATION OF RESULTS

Life Long

COST

From £1,500

What is Inverted Nipple Surgery?

Inverted Nipple Surgery is a corrective surgery, as the name suggests, a type of surgery that deals with altering nipples that are positioned incorrectly. Most commonly, it deals with inverted nipples that have been ‘sucked in’ due to short milk ducts. The procedure’s objective is to rework the nipple so that it traditionally protrudes from the areola.

Inverted nipples that occur in childhood may correct themselves during puberty. However, many people experience inversion after puberty due to the bodily changes that naturally occur at this time. It is considered an issue for women and is shared by men too. Nipple inversion is rated on a scale of 1-3, with three being when the nipples never protrude (2) and one being partial inversion or when nipples are only inverted for some of the time. Nipple correction surgery may be completed by stretching the milk ducts or cutting them to reduce tension, and the results are generally permanent.

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Why Nipple Correction

Why have Nipple Correction Surgery?

In rare circumstances, inverted nipples and nipple retraction can be a sign of breast cancer (4), fibrocystic breast disease, or duct ectasia. In most cases, it is not a condition that will actively impact your physical health.

Nevertheless, inverted nipples can significantly impact a person’s life. Therefore, nipple correction surgery may produce several life-changing benefits for the client. The most common rewards noted by people who have undergone this procedure are;

While primarily considered a cosmetic treatment, nippled correction surgery can also help women overcome breastfeeding issues linked to problems with their milk ducts. Many women with inverted nipples can still breastfeed, but those that can’t find that this procedure is an excellent solution.

Whether purely cosmetic or combined with functional rewards, nipple surgery UK can improve your physical appearance and mental wellness in a big way.

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What happens during Inverted Nipple Surgery?

Cosmetic procedures in the UK have declined in recent years and had already seen a 50% fall (5) before the pandemic compared to figures from just four years earlier. However, nipple correction surgery has become increasingly popular as retractive or inverted nipples can cause self-consciousness. The fact that it is a short and straightforward procedure adds to the appeal.

Treatments start with an administered local anaesthetic, although a general anaesthetic may be used in some cases.

The anaesthetic should work within a few minutes. Following this, Mr Sheikh Ahmad will complete a small incision at the base of the nipple. For a mild case of inverted nipples, the objective is to stretch the milk duct, and for a severe case of inverted nipples, it is better to cut the nipple duct instead. Either way, the incision allows access to the milk duct, while the procedure should only take a few minutes.

Once the nipple has been repositioned to a protruding status, the nipple will be stitched to keep it in place while the incisions will be closed and bandages will be applied. The procedure can be used on either nipple or both nipples in a single session.

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Inverted Nipple Surgery - What you need to know

What should you know before Inverted Nipple Surgery?

Everybody knows how nipples should look, and it’s a reasonably standardised appearance. Whether it’s big breasts or flat male breasts with small areolas, the nipples should protrude out from the chest. When yours do not, it is an apparent and obvious imperfection. If it has impacted your self-confidence, it will continue until a solution is found.

While nipple correction surgery is reasonably straightforward, it is important to recognise the potential risks or complications. Firstly, there has been a 44% increase (7) in botched cosmetic procedures from abroad. Combined with the fact that the procedure is already competitively priced, a domestic nipple corrective treatment is far more attractive.

The complications associated with this type of surgery are relatively minimal. However, it is essential to note them. They are;

However, the risks are significantly reduced by using a professional cosmetic surgeon with the latest tools and techniques to complete a successful nipple correction surgery without complications.

In rare cases, nipple reinversion may occur. However, in almost all cases, the results are life-lasting. Better still, they can be seen immediately, although it is difficult to enjoy those benefits until the bandages and stitches are removed. However, after the initial two-week period, nipple surgery can deliver stunning rewards. Aside from a check-up after the first week, no further appointments should be required.

Breast Surgery Preparation & Aftercare

Nipple Correction Surgery preparation & aftercare

Before undergoing nipple correction surgery, a consultation allows you to complete all relevant documentation while discussing the treatment with your surgeon. Mr Ahmad can investigate the severity of the inverted nipples on each nipple before advising you about its impact on your life, the costs, and the next steps.

It is advised to avoid clothing that will compress the breast area on the day of surgery, while you should keep this in mind for two weeks after surgery. Research has suggested that 86% of all inverted nipple cases are bilateral (8), meaning it is experienced in both nipples, although the severity can vary. Given that both sides of the torso are affected, you must avoid overstretching in the early days of the post-treatment recovery.

Most people cannot work, and it is advised to avoid reaching high for items around the home and avoid driving. The first 24 hours may require adult supervision due to the anaesthetic, especially as patients do not require an overnight stay.

Pain in the early days can be managed with painkillers; however, the symptoms should subside within the first two weeks. While there may be a minor sensitivity beyond this point, most patients can return to everyday responsibilities.

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Cosmetic Breast Surgeon | Mr Sheikh Ahmad

Mr Sheikh Ahmad is one of the UK’s premier cosmetic surgeons with a heavy focus on breast-related treatments like nipple correction surgery. With clinics in Harley Street London, Cornwall, Birmingham and Cardiff, his bespoke services for patients throughout the UK are supported by a door-to-door VIP service and comprehensive aftercare plans.

Over three decades of surgical experience, Mr Ahmad has completed over 3,000 breast surgery procedures. All procedures are tailored to the individual.

A full consultation will discuss expectations, desires, and budgets. For nipple correction surgery, the proposed results can be discussed in detail, and the procedure can be booked shortly after.

Personal one-to-one treatments also benefit from having a dedicated patient advisor (either Asta or Caroline) to guide you through every step of the process. Combined with world-class care, these features have made the service a popular choice for men and women.

To learn more or book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or telephone at 01872 248325 today.

Nipple Correction Surgery

Selecting the right Nipple Correction Surgery

While no two patients have identical breasts or nipples, the objectives and outcomes of nipple correction surgery are the same for most people. The goal is to ensure that the nipples protrude in the expected fashion, while women may also want to achieve improvements concerning breastfeeding.

There are only two effective methods for completing the surgery. Ultimately, Mr Ahmad will discuss the possibilities. A visual inspection and a few questions determine the severity of the inversion. In some cases, such as benign duct ectasia (9)also influence the possibilities.

For most cases, though, stretching is used where appropriate (mild to moderate treatments), while it is also possible to complete nipple correction surgery in conjunction with other procedures if required. Many people find that correcting their inverted nipples is more than enough to restore their confidence.

Ultimately, the process is designed to bring the nipples outwards to resemble a more natural and conventional appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Nipple Correction Surgery

Inverted nipples may be caused at birth or in the womb. Alternatively, they can be linked to changes in the breast during puberty. Other causes include trauma, scarring from surgeries, or mammary duct ectasia. Always speak to your surgeon first.

It is suggested that up to 20% of all people could experience inverted nipples. However, this covers three grading levels, with only a small percentage experiencing permanent inward nipples.

The decision is entirely a personal choice. If you are not bothered by inverted nipples, you can probably leave the issue untreated. However, a surgical fix is advised if you are unhappy with their appearance and its influence on your daily life.

There are several proposed ways to correct inverted nipples, including suction devices. For the most effective and quickest solution, though, nipple correction surgery is the best answer, and a dedicated surgeon like Mr Ahmad will deliver life-changing results.

The surgery is completed under local anaesthetic so that the incisions do not cause pain. While some discomfort can be expected in the days following surgery, it can be managed through painkillers and precautions to avoid overstretching.

Scarring is a natural part of any surgery, and inverted nipple correction is no different. However, when the proper techniques are used, any scarring is restricted to the areola, and the scars are very discrete and far less noticeable than inverted nipples.

To treat inverted nipples, surgeons make a small incision to gain access to the milk ducts in the nipple. They may then stretch or cut the milk ducts, depending on the circumstances, to help the nipples become protruding.

Most people find that taking 1-2 weeks off work and driving works best. When combined with managing the discomfort, which should only be moderate, a full recovery can be expected quickly.

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I can't rate Sheikh Ahmad highly enough; his care, dedication to honouring your wishes and continual support post surgery has made my journey comfortable and informed.

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