Choosing nipple correction surgery
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts your confidence may be affected. Though any problems with your nipples are usually a harmless medical condition, we understand how inverted nipples, enlarged nipples or a large areola (the darker skin around the nipple) can make you feel self-conscious.
You may have been born with the condition or have experienced changes in your nipples during puberty or after breastfeeding. If the appearance of your nipples is a concern for you, nipple correction surgery can have excellent aesthetic results.
What is nipple correction surgery?
There are various methods depending on whether you’d like to correct inverted nipples, reduce enlarged nipples or have an areola reduction. Many procedures can be carried out under local anaesthetic on an outpatient basis. This means you can leave one of our Transform hospitals the same day.
To discuss your condition, book a free consultation with one of our expert Patient Care Co-ordinators. Nipple problems are very common and can be put right quickly and effectively, so please don’t be concerned to come and talk to us. Your Patient Care Co-ordinator will also arrange for you to see one of our experienced nipple correction surgeons, who will talk to you in more detail about the correct procedure for you.
Your consultation with one of our surgeons is completely free of charge and you will be under absolutely no obligation to go ahead with any surgery.
The benefits of nipple correction surgery
Nipple correction can restore your confidence in the appearance of your breasts, which we know can have a positive impact. If you suffer discomfort from enlarged nipples, then corrective surgery can also be of benefit.
Your Patient Care Co-ordinator and surgeon will talk to you about any impact your procedure might have on breastfeeding, though in many cases this shouldn’t be affected.
Before and after images
At your consultation with one of our Patient Care Co-ordinators, you'll be able to view a selection of before and after photographs of our previous patients surgery.
Nipple correction – what the procedure involves
This depends on the type of nipple correction you are having and the technique your surgeon will use. You will have been given all the details before deciding to go ahead, but generally you can expect your surgery to take around an hour. In most cases this will be carried out under local anaesthetic, so you’ll be awake but in no pain. You might opt to have a mild sedative which may make you feel a little drowsy. You won’t leave the hospital until you’re feeling well enough to do so and you shouldn’t need to stay overnight.
Your breasts will feel sore for a few days, so you may want to take ordinary painkillers for any discomfort. You’ll have a light dressing in place, and before you leave the hospital we’ll make an appointment for you to see your surgeon again to check on your progress.
We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so if you have any concerns at all you can speak to a member of our clinical team, day or night.
We advise that you don’t drive yourself home after your procedure - we can arrange transport for you if required.
You’ll usually be able to return to work after a couple of days, though we’ll advise you to avoid doing anything strenuous for around 7 to 10 days after your nipple correction procedure. Any scars will be firm and pink for several weeks, but should start fading over the subsequent months.
Find out more about our comprehensive 3-year aftercare programme.
Side effects, risks and complications
Any surgical procedure carries risks and we’ll have explained all of these to you in full before you decide to go ahead with your nipple correction procedure. You’ll also find full details in our nipple correction patient guide.
Nipple correction surgery costs
The cost of your nipple correction procedure will depend on what your individual surgery will involve, but costs start from £2,700.
To make cosmetic surgery an affordable reality, we work in partnership with a specialist finance provider to offer loans and interest free credit options. Please see our cosmetic surgery finance page for more details.
We understand that this very important decision for you goes far beyond cost. You can talk to us in complete confidence when you book a free consultation to discuss every aspect of nipple correction surgery.