Nipple correction surgery is a procedure designed to project the nipple out from the areola, meaning inverted nipples will point outwards rather than in.
Inverted nipples are very common, but they can make you feel self-conscious in intimate situations. In some cases, surgery may not be required, as this can be corrected with a suction technique. The severity of the inverted nipple will determine whether or not you’ll need surgery.
Inverted nipples usually develop during puberty and are the result of short milk ducts which can be corrected by the procedure, giving you natural-looking nipples which point outwards.
If inverted nipples are something you’ve been embarrassed about, you may feel a boost in your self-confidence after the procedure.
As with every surgical procedure, it’s important that you’re aware of any potential risks that nipple correction surgery may pose, however small, so that you can weigh these up against the benefits that surgery can bring.
Your surgeon assistant and expert surgeon will be happy to discuss any possible complications and give you detailed information regarding the procedure. As a guide, these may include bleeding, infections, bruising, numbness and scars.
Nipple correction surgery may be right for you if you feel unhappy or self-conscious about having inverted nipples. Though it is usually a painless condition, you may be distressed by it and feel that your nipples look distorted. It can also be a problem if you’re trying to breastfeed and the baby is having problems latching on to the inverted nipple.
Whatever your reasons for looking into nipple correction, Transform Hospital Group is here to help.
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual’s procedure is different, so our treatment plans are tailored specifically around your own unique needs. Because of this, the nipple correction cost can vary, depending on the type of surgery you need.
We place a great deal of importance on our free face to face, no obligation consultations, during which you can discuss your requirements with your surgeon assistant. They’ll provide a detailed overview of the nipple correction cost and the various payment plans we have available. As well as being able to pay for your procedure outright, you can choose to spread the cost over several years via our flexible finance plans. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about these.
And if you join our Membership programme, Transform Me, you’ll have access to exclusive discounts and offers relating to your treatments with us.
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Behind the scenes care, to help you take centre stage
Your first appointment
The initial step is to talk to your surgeon assistant over the phone. You’ll be able to talk to them about why you’re considering nipple correction, the likely costs and finance options, how much time you’ll probably need to take off work, and when you’d like to have the surgery. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500. If you feel ready, we’ll then book you in for your free consultation with one of our surgeons.
Your surgical consultation
At your free consultation, your surgeon will ask you about the results you want to achieve from surgery. You can discuss what you ideally want your nipples and breasts to look like, find out whether you’re a suitable candidate for this surgery, and discover what the benefits and risks are, all with no obligation to go ahead. This surgical consultation can be carried out either over video chat or in person at your local clinic. Our surgeons are extremely knowledgeable and are happy to answer any questions you have.
They’ll look at your medical history, and it’s wise to tell them about any pregnancy plans you have in the future. They’ll discuss the outcome that you can anticipate, as well as any potential complications involved in the procedure. If you feel ready to go ahead and book your surgery, they’ll then refer you to a clinic nurse who’ll perform some pre-op tests and procedures.
On the day of your nipple correction surgery, you’ll meet with your surgeon so you can go through the consent form and ask any last-minute questions. You’ll then be introduced to the rest of your surgical team before going into theatre.
The procedure can take anywhere from 30 minute to two hours depending on what you’re having done. Your surgeon will cut under your nipple so that it's free from the surrounding tissue, and re-stitch it so that it protrudes out from the areola. A stent may be fitted to keep the nipple in this position.
Your surgery may be performed under general anaesthetic where you’ll be asleep and pain free during the procedure, or under local anaesthetic where you’ll be awake but unable to feel anything.
Following the procedure, you’ll usually be able to go home the same day. Your nipples are likely to have mild pain and bruising, but this is normal and can be treated with painkillers.
Before you leave the hospital, we’ll talk to you about looking after yourself at home and make a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to remove your stitches. We’ll give you the number for our 24/7 patient helpline so you can speak to a member of our clinical team, day or night.
Within the first two weeks, it’s likely that you’ll notice a reduction in the swelling, bruising, pain and discomfort. During this time, you’ll also have your stitches removed.
We believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as the surgery itself, so we’re here to support you through the recovery period. You’ll need to give your body plenty of time to heal and we’ll give you detailed guidance on the best way to do this. The recovery period will differ from person to person, but we recommend at least one week off work and in some cases two weeks may be necessary. You’ll need to avoid and strenuous activity and tight clothing in the first couple of weeks after surgery to prevent any chafing or discomfort to your nipples.
If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can contact our 24/7 helpline. You’ll also have a series of follow-up appointments with the Transform team to make sure you’re healing well. All patients have access to our two-year aftercare programme as standard and you’ll have the option to extend cover to five years.
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